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The origins of the right to strike

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The origins of the right to strike


The right to strike is crucial to the balance of the relationship between employers and employees and is protected by the Brazilian Constitution in its Article 9. It’s origin dates back to the Mexican Constitution of 1917, notorious for being the first to protect social rights, which would serve as a model for most of the later Latin American constitutions , including the Brazilian constitution of 1988. There are many reasons for the Mexican being the pioneers in this area of law. To understand this history one must assess the historical and sociological analysis of the country context at the time of the constituent assembly which led to the incorporation of the right to strike to the constitution of 1917. Ezequiel Abasolo, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the National University of La Matanza dedicated himself to this task. The article was translated to Portuguese by Bruno Fernandes Dias and hence published in the journal Revista Direito e Práxis.

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ABÁSOLO, Ezequiel. A incorporação do direito de greve na constituição mexicana de 1917. Journal Direito e Práxis, vol. 07, n. 14, 2016, p. 609-623. Available at: <www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/revistaceaju/article/view/22956/16495>.

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