I get 25 days paid holiday per year with 10 days public holiday (2 more than UK
). I can get up to 16 weeks paid sick leave (if I have a serious illness) but BA
have tried to crack down on sick leave and make it hard to take time off even if you are contagious. I can also work TOIL (Time off in lieu) which can net further days.
Going on strike has absolutely sod all to do with the holiday or sick pay Europeans get, and all to do with working conditions, practices and associated things. Personally I wouldn't ever want to strike, but for some workers thats the only thing left. And not everyone enjoys paid holidays, sick pay and bank holidays. Many part-time workers still get shit on from a great height.