Whilst I have sympathy for the concept of kicking up a fuss in order to protect your own interests, the ill-informed, pointless and petty drama that surrounds these events is embarrassing.
They are not being 'attacked' and the strikes are not about 'justice' or 'fairness'. They're about making life difficult for the Government in an attempt to protect teachers' interests and ensure that somebody else loses out instead.
I would take them seriously if only they'd:
a) Change the rhetoric. Drop melodramatic words like 'attack', 'fight' and 'justice'.
b) Concede that the financial situation means somebody *has* to lose out.
c) Forget politics. Phrases such as "the nasty tories" are cringingly childish.