Saturday, 23 April 2011
The Unions....a genuine force for evil!
The growing militancy of the Trade Unions in this country ever since their beloved Labour Party got booted out of power by an exasperated electorate is predictable. It is clear to anyone wth an ounce of common sense that the bloated public sector which grew alarmingly under NoLab and Gordon Brown needs to be reformed.
Not so long ago we had the nurses railing against reforms proposed by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. During this debate it became increasingly clear that the nurses union would not agree to anything proposed by a Conservative Minister. Now the teachers have entered the fray with the NUT threatening 'months of strikes' based on a perceived threat to pensions.
You will note that never a thought is cast in the directions of the patients or the pupils. There are older school pupils who could be severely affected by months of strikes by teachers. You see they only get one bite at education. A strike at the wrong time may affect them for years...in some cases forever! That however is never the concern of the union officials, usually full time union officials and invariably very well rewarded union officials.
Their entire philosophy appears to be based on destruction. Everywhere in the public sector standards have nose dived. More people have been employed but in every case the service to the public has considerably diminished. It doesn't matter where you look the standards have slipped alarmingly and most of this can be layed firmly at the feet of bullying union officials.
Any matron or head teacher who attempts to raise those failing standards is immediately confronted by 'the union'; the same union that will protect and defend, the ignorant, the sloppy, the lazy, the wasteful, the disloyal and the greedy. The government will one day have to confront these unions in a big way but where is the modern Margaret Thatcher when you need her!? Not in this parliament and that is almost guaranteed!