As far as I can see it the dispute is this: if there are British workers who are capable and willing to do any particular job then they should always be hired ahead of foreign workers as a matter of principle. End of.
The way that the BBC, the unions and the government are choosing to see it and report it is that it is all somehow about the rights of foreign workers to be employed with the same pay and conditions as British workers!
This is not the case at all.
The strikers want, plain and simple, British jobs for British workers. They don't want foreigners doing British jobs when there are British workers ready willing and able to do them.
This simple fact is unpalatable for our ruling elite and they are stuffing their heads in the sand and waiting for it to go away.
But I think that when they come up from the sand to take a look around things will have got a whole lot worse for them.