- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 30, 2011
- 6 Comments
- Britain, public sector strike
Prime Minister Cameron says today’s public sector strike is ‘irresponsible and damaging’. Chancellor George Osborne says the strike will weaken the economy and cost jobs. Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude condemns the strikes as ‘irresponsible, inappropriate and untimely’ and regrets the ‘disruption to the lives of heard working parents and pupils’. Soon we will be told that the strike is responsible for the war in Afghanistan and world hunger…
It’s all we ever hear – how damaging strikes are – but hardly a word uttered on the effects of the cuts on people’s lives and how important the right to strike is.
Isn’t it interesting how it is perfectly legal, timely, responsible, appropriate and even essential to shut down entire factories, close libraries and schools, make thousands of people redundant without even a day’s notice, raise costs, cut benefits, services and welfare… but try opposing them, and it is you who is irresponsible…