Increased competition in the EU's single market quickly exposes unrealistic trade union demands and threatens the jobs of such union members in the private sector. That should have put a stop to such demands by now. But even back in the 1970s, Limerick's economy suffered a devastating blow when a big manufacturer Ferenka closed down thanks to rivalry bteween two trade unions.The inflexibility of unions is what kills jobs and business activity. I have seen it first hand and I'm not the only one. I deal with unions and their entitled attitude, up close and personal. I also know people who have suffered job losses as a direct result of the codology of unions. Coca Cola pulled out of Drogheda as a direct result of union bolloxology.