For what I think is a first for the BPSU, they have set a protest march on Parliament to coincide with the Throne Speech. This should be setting alarm bells off within upper management as the BPSU is sometimes seen as a more timid Union compared to its militant cousin the BIU. For the BPSU to have been pissed off enough to march on Parliament you can be sure that the Government has been acting in an unprecedentedly heavy-handed manner in regards to the organised labour. One would also imagine that this symbolic move, the march, is only a foreshadowing of what is to come should the Government continue to act imperiously. The BIU itself has a host of concerns regarding its relationship with Government, of which the case of Ferry Pilot Brother Pearman is really only a spark setting things in motion. The BUT also has some serious concerns of its own.
Government needs to stop and reflect on its current direction and change course lest it continue to sail on obliviously into the rocks.
This blog is unashamedly in solidarity with the workers.