So you have to ask yourself why management would take such extreme measures - and risk - in closing a factory and building a new one. And chances are, if you want to know why they are doing it, you need to look in the mirror - or at the union card in your wallet. All those "demands" and strikes over the years were not cost-free. And now the bill has come due and you have to pay it. And no, no one feels sorry for you at all.
We live in a competitive world, and some people are not happy with this. They would rather live in a fantasy world where "everyone wins" no matter how hard or how little they try. And maybe this attitude, which has been fostered in our primary schools for the last few decades is finally coming home to roost, as an entire generation - it seems - wants to shy away from competition and instead retreat into "safe spaces".
Perhaps this is an inevitable effect of population demographics, or the pendulum swinging too far in the other direction. All I can say is, based on experience, it is not a sustainable model for an economy or a business. Wealth without labor is not sustainable over the long haul. And when something seems too easy or too-good-to-be-true, odds are it is because it probably is.