I'm not opposed to striking per se. I just don't like it being a first port of call or a tool used in pursuit of greediness as in a recent incident locally when a group of well paid people went on strike because they were only offered a 3% pay increase, when many others are facing pay freezes and redundancy. I also have no problem with the GMB coming recruiting - I would just have liked them to be honest about it. I was asked to stay after hours for a meeting about changes in working practices, about which he talks for approximately two minutes before launching into the benefits of joining the GMB. And he didn't even major on the professional reasons - just on the fringe benefits. I probably will join a union, for my own protection apart from anything else, but I hate being bulldozed and I generally prefer small organisations to large ones.