Another day, another major event coming up in the national interest, another excuse for those greedy Trade Union Chiefs to initiate a crippling strike. This time it’s over bonuses for bus drivers – yes bonuses – I repeat the word because to many hundreds of thousands of hardworking Britons the idea of a bonus seems a world away. In fact many of us are just glad to be in a job.
Union leaders love strikes, it’s their fulltime occupation to initiate mass walkouts, stir up trouble and do as much damage to the economy as possible. Without these tasks to fill their time then they could risk being found out - by that I mean the danger that their members might one day turn round and ask exactly what their six-figure salaries are for. After all, it’s often the membership fee that covers their ludicrous salaries, which are spent on champagne at posh restaurants. There is some hope - organisations like the Trade Union Reform Campaign exist to stop these selfish Union bosses wrecking the country whilst on the payroll of the taxpayer, and that's a start.
But at a time when Brits should be coming together to get our economy working again, it really is depressing to see such an opportunistic money-grabbing manoeuvre initiated against the national interest. Trade Unions have a role to play, but as always the powers of the Unions are abused for the selfish interests of a wealthy elite at the top of them.