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Locomotive drivers hold critical jobs, other professions stopping work can't cause such widespread effect.

Two words: General strike. The power of labour unions is ultimately contingent upon their ability to simply shut down an entire country for about a month. Naturally, no general strike will be permitted to actually last a month, but there is a sharp upper limit to how frequently and how heavy-handedly politicians can interfere in the organisation of labour without losing legitimacy. A limit that most politicians are fully aware of.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Oct 16th, 2007 at 06:39:13 PM EST
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