Workers protest against inadequate payment e.g. demonstration, strikers e.t.c

Subject :

Civic Education


Topic :

Workers protest against inadequate payment e.g. demonstration, strikers e.t.c

Class :

Primary 5 / Basic 5

Term :

Third Term

Week :

Week 8

Instructional Materials :

  • Pictures showing workers demonstration
  • Cardboard
  • Wall charts
  • Videos showing workers protests



Previous Knowledge :

Pupils have been taught civil behaviors in civil society and the right attitude towards work.

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  1. Say the meaning of Workers protest
  2. Give examples of how workers always protest against inadequate payment e.g. demonstration, strikers e.t.c
  3. Demonstrate or stage play strike, protest etc

Reference Materials 

  • Online Resource Materials
  • Various Textbooks on Civic Education Book 5
  • Lagos State Upper Primary Scheme of Work For Primary 5


Content :

What are workers’ protests? 

Workers’ protests are ways that are used by workers tobacco bring to the notice of the constituted authority their needs and demands.


Why do workers protest?

Workers protest because of the following reasons

  1. Poor conditions of service
  2. Poor wages or salaries
  3. Lack of medical care or facilities
  4. No insurance cover
  5. Delayed in payment of wages or salaries
  6. Non payment of wages or salaries

How do workers protest 

Workers protest in the following ways

  1. Strike or Industrial actions : This happens when workers refuse to work just to drive home their points on their demands. Industrial actions may be inform or stay at home to avoid working or coming to office without doing anything
  2. Petition : Workers can make their needs and wants know to their leaders by writing a very strong worded petition
  3. Reduction in total output of production or a times the factory may be shut down by workers to protest
  4. Demonstration by workers by carrying cardboards or posters with their demands boldly written on the posters
  5. At times workers may resign from their Duties just to protest



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :


Mention four ways by which workers protest against inadequate payment


  1. ….
  2. ….
  3. ….
  4. ….

Conclusion :


He gives out a brief note and he goes round to mark


Assignment :

Read about meaning and Characteristics of Civil organization

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