Is the act of striking a right of conscience?
When strikes personally affect us we get a bit upset, naturally, particularly when it involves public sector workers in national infrastructure services. How dare they infringe on OUR ability to...get about, live our lives, do the things we want to do.
I see it from both sides, I should do, I used to work for the GMB, but the uncomfortableness of putting up with a day of travel inconvenience pales into insignificance when a group of workers feel so strongly about a particular issue that affects THEIR lives. Not all strikes can be justified but hang on, is the right to strike a fundamental basic worker's right?
I say yes, simply because if we take it away, like freedom of the press, that's not to say they shouldn't be properly regulated, however if we infringe on the ability to take on employers who sometimes act without conscience, then let it takes it's course, what other redress is realistic?
Strikes are a contentious issue, but imagine a world where leaders can act with little real accountability and complete freedom, not a pleasant thought.
The government retorts with a termination of the automatic contribution system. How very engaging of them.
Whilst I don't like strikes, like any other sane person and it's always a deep shame when it gets to that stage, the right has to be maintained, whether we like it or not.
What's your view?
JOHN | THINKING HR