Your childish insult shows an immature personality and limited communication skills.Hi Pat..............same patshite, different day
Trade Unions do what all representative bodies/groups do...IFA, ICMSA, CIF, ISME, IBEC, ICGP, Retail Ireland etc etc, they represent the interests of their members. that is their job
I expect that there is a representative groups somewhere that might accept DVD motivational speakers which you might be able to join
A cursory glance shows that you have 4 anti PS threads on the go at the moment
The difference with trade union lobbies is that they represent the vested interests of a sizeable share of the voting public. That enables them to exploit typically weak coalition governments to get vastly overpaid and overpensioned deals in essential industries.
The government can only be guaranteed to stand up to them in an economic crisis when it engages in crisis management using the latent power of our very centralised government with the combined executive and legislature.