They all know they are on a massive winner and that's why they will fight hard for it including striking - but they shouldn't expect public sympathy. I couldn't give a shit whether the buses are running are not and I think that with the exception of pensioners nobody else does either. Being paid close to £38,000 to drive a bus is simply not defendable by any stretch of the imagination in a global recession and the only people they should be angry with is Cretney the bus drivers' friend and a whole host of other gutless Manx politicians who have been incapable of standing up to the unions over the years. They have sold the bus workers false aspirations and false hopes. They have allowed them to buy houses and have lifestyles funded by wages that would be crazy in the commercial world. It is they who are solely responsible for this mess because they couldn't say NO to save their lives until it became clear that there is absolutely no money left to fund this madness.
that wage is a joke, try living on the wage am on, what well over half of that, just for sitting on ur bum, no wounder the government is so f**ked up, so what if they cant afford there house, just sell up and get a cheaper one, simple