Re: If you think Unions are somehow undemocratic and bad for the economy
You are all making some big assumptions that the workers knew the pay and conditions when they started and are now being greedy.
I personally have experienced in other companies, where you are promised on starting that payrises would be between 3-5% each year, and that certain other expenses would be paid. A year down the line, those promises are reneged on, and so after a couple of years, your down 10% on where you should have been.
Now depending on your industry, you can do one of 3 things, you can quit and try to find another job (but I imagine Radio Antenna Maintenance Engineer is not high on the list of available jobs out there), you can suck it up and do nothing, or you can, in co-ordination with your union, go on strike demanding the conditions you were promised at the start.
Without having the full details of the situation, people really shouldnt comment one way or another.