THE GROWING DIVIDE
Published 14/03/2010 | 05:00
There is a growing divide between the public sector union leadership and grass root members who are "embarrassed greatly" by the aggressive stance taken by union bosses.
It is clear that the leaders' desire for further escalation of action and the repeated calls for reversal of last December's pay cuts are not shared by a growing number of ordinary members, who say such calls are utterly unrealistic.
But some members have gone further. Florence Horsman Hogan, who is a clinical nurse with 25 years' experience, said there is absolutely no justification for healthcare workers to be involved in taking action.