STRIKES are, sadly, often the only means by which employees can obtain better pay and conditions or defend existing conditions (News, July 11). Appeals to the good nature of employers invariably fall upon deaf ears.
It is no surprise that, in recent decades, inequality has risen in step with repressive anti-union legislation.
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? email@example.com