In the end, whether or not a public sector union “wins” a strike or not depends upon what the public think of the reasons for striking.
Mr Prentis said planned changes to pensions would lead to public sector workers paying in more, receiving less in retirement and working longer.
True, but you probably don’t what that public finding out how much longer you’ll have to work, how much more you’ll have to pay and how much less you’ll get.
Because the deal you’re being offered is still vastly better than the ones that private sector workers get so you might not get as much public support as you think.
In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see such strikes engendering a certain anger among the general public. Possibly even abuse of pickets and the like….and wouldn’t that be fun?