Back when it was the owners of the means of production that suffered financially during a strike I can understand the unions' logic. If the boss wasn't looking after the workers, hit him in the pocket until he did.
Now that the only unions left are in the public sector the people that they hurt during strikes are other workers trying to make ends meet. As you can tell, I don't think that there is any moral justification for public sector strikes.
Not only do I think these strikes are unjustified I'm horrified to learn the extent to which the people who are being hit by these actions are actually funding the unions. Basically you're paying the unions to screw you over.
This report, by the Tax Payer's Alliance, gives a full estimate of the hidden subsidy given to union officials in the public sector, the national total is £113 million. This frees up plenty of union money for them to give to people like Ed Miliband and Ken Livingstone who noticeably fail to condemn the strikes.
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