Reply To: Bring Back Maggie! Outbreaks of 1970s-Style Strikes Widespread

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Bring back Maggie eh, what a fantastic ruse by corporate management. Look behind the reasoning of Mr Walsh’s actions that have caused this dispute and perhaps you might not be quite so damning. People strike as a LAST resort, they don’t get paid and risk being victimised by the management they are protesting against.

In this case the intrasigent management of BA. Your citing of Maggies example of crushing the miners union resulted in the destruction of communities, towns and whole areas that were left without a voice and with massive unemployment. Workers had their rights shredded and pay cut.

Unions were set up to give the working men and women of the world, a voice to say NO to brutal management, perhaps you would like to go back to a more Victorian example of virtual slavery when no management is ever criticised on decisions that favour the company over the employee.

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