Two decades after Margaret Thatcher defeated Arthur Scargill to end the miners strike and bring a semblance of reality to industrial relations we now have Conservative blogs supporting wildcat strikes.
It is unfortunate that these Italian workers have been brought over to the UK just as unemployment in the area they specialise in is rising, and the frustration of the British people who had hoped to get those jobs is understandable. Despite that sympathy, I have to say that if I were an employer one of the qualities in an employee I'd look for is "Does Not Go On Wildcat Strikes".
As this recession deepens, and the UK is particularly afflicted, an awful lot of British people will be grateful that they can look overseas to find work.
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