OPINION

Unions ducking responsibility

Strange things are happening in this country. The state is to blame for all ills. The latest sign of this is the rather paradoxical stance of union groups that go on strike to protest mistakes of their own making. Unions are represented on the boards of every sector. Their representatives were informed of the funds’ decisions and, in most cases, as in the case of the journalists’ fund, they actually approved the boards’ recommendations. As a result, the unions should hold their representatives accountable for green-lighting the controversial decisions. If the union representatives claim that they did not fully understand what they were voting for, their organizations ought to have appointed more experienced colleagues in their place. The unions who are now protesting did nothing to protect the pension funds investments. By taking to the streets, they are merely shying away from their own huge responsibilities.