And so, the BIG STRIKE by public sector workers looms closer. It is planned for Nov 30th – a day I will be travelling outside the UK.
Civil servants from across Whitehall are being lined up to act as border staff at UK ports and airports during next week’s public sector strikes. Thousands of border agency workers are expected to strike on 30 November in protest at government pension changes. Ministers fear there could be major disruption for travellers, so volunteers are being asked to step in. PCS Union chief Mark Serwotka said ministers were in a “blind panic” and should be resolving the dispute.
I have a solution, inspired by Ronald Reagan. How about we take on board the great unhappiness that afflicts these Border staff, something that makes them so miserable and help them out of their pain…by sacking them. With so many people unemployed, perhaps we should recruit those who are prepared to accept what can be afforded by the taxpayer as opposed to demanded by the trade unions?