STRIKING is the absolute best way to get any improvement to pay and working conditions, the health secretary has conceded.
The advice follows the government’s decision to compromise with junior doctors after a campaign of industrial action which has, according to Hunt, “been an unqualified success.”
He continued: “For decades, the Conservative wisdom has been that collective bargaining and threats to withdraw labour are always unsuccessful. Boy, did we get that wrong.
“Turns out you can’t actually run a service without key workers, and when they gang up you’ve got no option but to totally capitulate and give them everything they want.
“My advice to anyone out there unhappy with their job is to get in a union and get out on the picket lines. Seriously, it works a fucking treat.”
He added: “We really should try getting some of these unions involved in our party. Funding, leadership votes, that kind of thing.
“The power in a capitalist system was with the proletariat all along. Mental.”