The Tube Strike

You can always tell how vital any group of workers are by how often they withdraw their labour, and what happens when they do. There is a reason that lawyers, investment bankers and reality TV celebrities never go on strike.

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3 Responses to The Tube Strike

  1. Chuk says:

    Ha, good point. They are the opposite of “essential services”.

  2. Sam says:

    And it’s because of that essentialness that it is entirely selfish to strike. It never achieves the aims, rather it just punishes those who are trying to be at work, or travel across the country.

    And I think once you lost Lawyers and Investment Bankers you’d see how essential their services actually are – otherwise who would be there to fight criminal cases for those wrongly accused, or ensure that those who have committed a crime receive justice? Who would help to sustain the economy and drive the stock markets which encourage the growth of the entire country? Reality TV Celebrities are also just receiving what attention a halfwit public gives them – don’t blame them, blame those that watch/read/listen to whatever they have to say.

  3. Tim Hall says:

    Without unions you’d have no holiday pay, sick pay, maternity pay, safety at work, redundancy rights etc