The municipal workers' strike is now over. It came to a humiliating end when
the union leadership decided to sign an agreement with the employers over the
heads of the membership. This agreement will only give the workers a relatively
low settlement, far lower than the modest 5,5% originally demanded. It is
nothing less than a betrayal against those workers who were ready to struggle.
Why did the union leaders call off the strike, when the opinion polls told us
that there was a massive (over 80%) support for the struggle? And why did they
back down when one union after another (the electricians, the bus-drivers, the
commuter-train personnel and the builders for example)...