While most Britons struggle under an economy that is seeing private sector jobs and waged shrink, the 2 million public workers are striking.
Everything from courts, schools, hospitals, and most government offices are facing closure or reduced services as the progressive unions are scheduling over 1,000 demonstrations to demand that, while the rest of Britain tightens its belt the elite class of public workers continue to enjoy their high wages, taxpayer funded generous pensions, and easy working conditions.
Hardest hit will be people seeking healthcare or those suffering medical emergencies. All operations other than life-saving operations are cancelled and ambulances are only available for “life-threatening” emergencies. The problem of course is that nobody can tell if a cancelled operation for a non-life threatening illness won’t lead to a life-threatening or a seemingly non-life threatening emergency really won’t devolve quickly into a fatality.
Most of Britain’s schools will also be closed and all save a few notorious court cases will be suspended.
The public workers want to continue high wages, liberal working conditions, and free pension benefits at public expense despite the fact that meeting their demands might bankrupt the nation.
The strike is expected to do serious harm to Britain’s fragile economy, but the public workers have made themselves the highest priority instead of the nation they allegedly serve.