I couldn't agree more. I'm sick of the press making the public believe that Public Sector workers will have huge pensions. Yes, MPs and the heads of departments but not the normal employees who haven't had pay rises for years, but according to the press they have. Yes, I am married to a public sector worker so have first hand knowledge of how bad things have gotten. Chris' normal work day starts at 7am and ends at 8pm, he is only paid until 3.30pm but like teachers and others he has to work in his own time to keep everything up to date.Originally Posted by Britchick, post: 321844, member: 39
Something needs to change and I do think now that given time the coalition might actually bring the country's debt down, but at what expense
I can understand why the teachers feel the need to strike but I don't think it will help the cause, it will just alienate the public even further. Parents will be up in arms because it will impact on their working day not the fact that their child will be missing a day's eduction.
However I do think a full general strike for all Public Sector workers would bring the country to its knees, so long as every single person came out and then maybe the population would realise just how important they really are.