I have to agree with Ian . In todays world even mentioning a strike is wrong. Everyone works very hard and if they dont like it they can look for other jobs ?
It is about money - 'better working standards' is just PC speak for it. Final salary pensions for example wentout the window years ago for most of the country .
From unites own document ;
cut pay by 20%, which is a drop of
– replace the 4 week redundancy
package with inferior statutory
– replace the sickness schemes with
inferior statutory provision.
– close final salary pension to 70
workers presently in it, moving
them to the inferior money
For me this is just the industry modernising the same as the rest of the country ...all driven by market forces ...the same as the rest of business in the UK .
I'm not saying drivers dont work bloody hard ....but we all do .....