Law and order must be preserved above all
Published 29/09/2016 | 02:30
Walking off the job should be a last resort for any profession. It illustrates a failure of workers and management to resolve whatever disagreement about employment terms is in dispute.
The industrial relations machinery of the State is substantial and thorough. It affords ample opportunity for both sides to thrash out their difficulties in a mediated environment, allowing for every possible resolution.
In recent times, the strike has returned as a regular phenomenon, which is a throwback to the bad old days.