I find it offensive that Mike Brown preaches the need to "downsize" and "make efficiency savings" whilst trousering the thick end of half a million quid of farepayers' and taxpayers' money. I can find one quick win for "making efficiency savings", and that's not paying the greedy fat cat Brown a £164,000 bonus. You DO realise that anyone who goes on strike loses a day's pay, don't you? I work in higher education and I've been on strike twice this year, it's cost me the best part of £200. Do you think my union members and I can afford to chuck away £200 over any old petty grievance? People who "don't like" or "don't believe" in trade unions are filthy scabby hypocrites, happy to freeload off the hard work of trade unionists. I assume you enjoy having weekends off, and 28 days annual leave a year, and protection from unfair dismissal, and basic health and safety at work. Without trade unions you'd have none of that. If you hate trade unionism that much, why don't you tell your employer you don't want any of the goodies trade unionism earned for you?