If you want to know what the true face of UNITE union thuggery, read THIS article from today's Sunday Telegraph. Anyone who has been involved in a strike and decided to work through it has been subjected to the mind games and intimidation described in this article. Or worse.
I remember it well from my days working for the port employers during the dock strike. Working dockers would be physically threatened, and in some cases beaten up. Their families would be intimidated. As the employers' spokesman, appearing on TV and radio several times a day, I didn't escape from the thuggery of the TGWU (UNITE's predecessor union) either. I received several death threats. One day my car tyres were slashed. I would regularly get phone calls which I would answer and then hear complete silence at the other end. Psychological intimidation is often far worse than physical threats.
And that's exactly what those who are working through this strike are having to put up with now. They're not scabs. They're heroes.