COSATO and NUMSA are creating so much damage with their unrealistic demands, that it makes me think of an analogy as follows :-
This would be a great cartoon for 'Zapiro'
Imagine there is this wooden ship floating down the river, it is powered by a steam engine, the steam engine is used to power this boat up and down the river. Inside this ship it has paying customers, and in the cargo bay there are goods being transported.
The captain is our president, surrounded by his wives, not caring about what is going ob below deck. The unions are beating the customers, and ransacking the goods, and are manning the steam engine. Since there is no fuel on board, as it was not loaded at the port, the unions are busy stripping the ship from the inside supporting rafters to fuel the steam engine while it chugs along the river.
We all know what is going to happen next, don't we once there is a big hole in the bottom of the hull.