Thursday, 1 April 2010

Rail Strike Plans Cancelled By Court

I always have mixed feelings about strikes. I do feel it's very important that workers can stand up to their employers, regardless of the company being small, big, private or public. Unions of course are a prefect way to do this, as they are a collective voice. Yet the main gripe for many, is that people are so heavily reliant on public transport to get to work, with the current climate everyone is fearful of their job. So there's an element of inflicting misery on others about striking.

Yet the rights or wrongs of the rail strike isn't what raised my eyebrow. What did was just how easily their action was brushed aside by the courts. If a collective group have such little room to stand up, what about the individual? That's somewhat concerning.

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