Alastair Reith is a trade unionist who lives in Wellington
Yesterday's Extinction Rebellion protests may have caught the media's attention, but do such small-scale disruptive events actually do more harm than good?
For a long time, it seemed that strikes were a thing of the past – and then, under an ostensibly more worker-friendly government, they came roaring back. So why now? Trade unionist Alastair Reith provides a view from the left.