Editorial: The cold-heartedness of unionists
The decision of the nationwide seamen federation (PNO) unionists to not exempt the ships, which transport the refugees from…
The decision of the nationwide seamen federation (PNO) unionists to not exempt the ships, which transport the refugees from the islands, from their strike action goes beyond the limits of any legitimate claim. The unionists who are defending the rights of their sector are walking over every sense of humanist and solidarity, while leading thousands of trapped and hopeless refugees and the island residents who accommodate them to desperation.
While hundreds of island citizens are delivering lessons in humanity by standing by the side of the persecuted and uprooted people, the PNO unionists are demonstrating their cold-heartedness, bringing shame to those who they are meant to defend. Because it is certain that, if asked, our seamen who are all too familiar with the agony of the refugees at sea would have no objection to working to transport the thousands of refugees who are kept in poor conditions, to a safer place.
Of course this is not the first time that a unionist decision fully conflicts with the common sense of justice. In the name of their unionist or corporatist demands, they disregard the impact on the greater community. The obvious end result is for them to lose the necessary for them social support.
After five years of depreciating everything, their obsession with these outdated – and in our case inhumane – practices means that unfortunately some have not yet understood anything about the causes of the crisis we are living through. Only this time it is not just employees who are paying the cost of the catastrophic inadequacies of the unionists, but also thousands of victims from another tragic crisis.