Transport will stop on Thursday, June 14 - railways, public transport in Prague and other cities. Why? Because it "strikes" against government reforms. However, the trade unions do not strike for me.
I do not agree with this action, and quite fundamentally.
First: it is not a strike. Strikers are not strikers. It is a political action.
The strike is an expression of dissatisfaction in customer-supplier relations - here between the employee and the employer, when the employee stops supplying his labor. He wants some compensation for the "resumption" of supplies.
What trade unionists are showing, however, is not a strike. The government and its policy are not an "employer". It is a demonstration - a political act. O a demonstration where trade unions are misusing foreign property to push their political agenda.
It is not about the content of that political agenda - let everyone think and promote what they want. We may or may not agree with those views. But imagine that someone came to your house, took your apartment, and then said that he was demonstrating against government reforms in this way. Just as you have the right to expel these people from your apartment, employers have the right to expel "demonstrators" from their own premises.
They have the right to resign working contract, have the right to sue demonstrators for damages, have the right to ask the police to intervene against the arbitrariness of the demonstrators. Let them demonstrate - but on their own, not on someone else's. I repeat: this is not a strike, but a demonstration in which foreign property is misused. The employer is taken hostage here in the political struggle.
Another reason why I cannot agree with this demonstration is its political flair.
The unions are trying to enforce their political program of governing the country without gaining any mandate in the elections and the like pressure group it seeks only to control government policy regardless of the will of the electorate. They take passengers and employers hostage.
Democratic elections as "institutions" are also often dubious - the point is to choose your slave, who will enslave me the least at the expense of others. Two wolves and a sheep vote on what will be for dinner.
However, the unions are not concerned with reducing the redistributive machinery, but, on the contrary, with increasing it - in their favor. They act like a regular political party, but without political responsibility. They want to decide about us ("we strike for you too") without us (they don't strike for me). They want to push their interests without having to answer to the voters, the citizens of this country, without having to convince anyone of their truth. And all with the help of abuse of foreign property and extortion of passengers and employers.
A similar "strike" is justifiable where there is strong state repression against the opposition, where there is only state ownership, where everyone is an employee of the state, where the state is the sole property authority. Stop supplying him with his labor force is then, in fact, a strong revolt against the regime.
Thursday's strike is only political events self-proclaimed would-be rulers of this country who want decide on others without others.
They don't strike for me.
Let the trade unions form a political party and speak and act on behalf of the political party that gives their agenda, so that it is clear to everyone that this is a political party. action. Let hold regular demonstrations on behalf of this party on their own or "public" property.
Those from the CMKOS could immediately join the CSSD.