OK FInks I will feed the Troll.Maybe you think that if you need a job doing you should get your own way with no consideration for the work force, or is it a lack of skill where negotiations are concerned?
Case in point. I needed some fabrication work finishing after 16:30, I fully accepted that the welder and his mate (fire sentry) required overtime and was willing to pay. Said welder and mate were happy to do the job. Shop Steward said I needed to pay overtime for a total of 12 people for 6 hours each to get 2 hours overtime work done. I obviously said no and delayed a vessel sailing by 16 hours, I was not going to be held to ransom, therefore the two good guys lost out on their legit paid overtime. Socialism at work (or not)
Also its the only place in the world I have worked where the Captain of a vessel is scared of the Bosun, as the Bosun is the shop steward.