Union leaders are part of the problem
Published 01/12/2010 | 08:05
WE must be the most forgiving or gullible nation on earth. On the news at the weekend I witnessed 50,000 people brave the weather in O’Connell Street as they cheered and clapped senior union officials up on the podium who were lambasting the powers that be and the terrible mess that they have us in.
Yet are these union leaders not the same people who sat on multiple boards, including FAS? Who rubbed shoulders with the bankers, ministers and builders? Who went on foreign junkets and tried to justify destructive and stupid work practices that have helped bring this country to its knees?
Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. It is no surprise that the most successful companies in this country are union-free.