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Thread #110676   Message #2325098
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
25-Apr-08 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Teachers on strike UK
Subject: RE: BS: Teachers on strike UK
""Well I don't think that I have any control over that. The government look to be doing that on their own.

I don't begrudge anybody earning as much as they can, I just hate strikes and the damage they do to the economy.""

Can't disagree with either of those comments. This government is an unmitigated disaster, a total loss without insurance.

I hate strikes too, but when you get right down to it, what other mechanism do we have that has the slightest chance of making the government take seriously the concerns of our citizens?

The right to strike in the face of injustice is, whether we like it or not, a part of our system, so how can we say that it is wrong to use it in support of a just claim.

Would you agree with me that all of us should see our income rise by AT LEAST the rate of inflation annually? Anything less is a pay CUT, and that is what teachers have received for three years on the trot.

Others are in the same position, and I would support THEM just as strongly if they took action.

It is true that some of us (myself included) do not have the mechanism, or the support to take action, and are therefore at the mercy of this bankrupt of ideas administration, but I still support those who can taking what action they can.

Don T.