The union movement here is, by and large, a bunch of self-serving guys who have long lost sight of the actual objectives of the original labour union movement.
I won't disagree with your statement or sentiment because you said "by and large".
I was an active Union member.
I can state: the issues raised are difficult and to address them needs foresight and a movement / collective effort which requires a view of future risks.
But don't make the mistake: the Union movement is not just the paid Union officials -
it's them plus the voluntary reps plus the represented membership (and all have a responsibility).