Thursday, May 19, 2011

Strike first, strike hardest

You can see why The Boy is so keen to get the troops back from Afghanistan. He is going to need them the put out the fires and empty the dustbins. Interestingly, the court staff are also thinking of bailing out, so to speak – they and the teachers, lecturers and other public sector workers.

This is after delegates at the annual conference of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) agreed to a strike ballot of more than 250,000 civil servants for industrial action, with the result due next month. Add a financial collapse to that and we could be in for an interesting time.