When they say that they can’t afford the pay rises
Don’t believe them for a second
Not whilst so much corruption exists
And the government is openly stealing billions each year;
Strikes are a pushback against inequality
And terrible governance
And are in the interests of all of us
Not just public sector workers;
The idea that e.g. nurse pay rises are not affordable when inequality is as bad as it is makes no sense at all. Not even close.
You have to push through the chaos which comes as a result of resisting such a ridiculous system, not fight with each other or be scared of the immediate consequences. If the immediate consequences of strike action are bad— that’s because the environment that we’re living in is that bad, just underneath the surface. It usually functions in spite of that through peoples’ sense of duty and purpose.
Strikes are a result of inequality due to the greed of those at the top, not those at the bottom.