Yet the pilots have been protesting their points for months. Remember the "stiptheidsacties" a few months ago? Those were done specifically because the time lost can be recovered during flight, meaning passengers are affected to a minimum while a message is (hopefully) sent to those it's intended for.
Calling people selfish and not knowing the entire story is odd to me. Pilots know damn well it's passengers paying their wages, not management.
Do you really believe they went from dead silence and no negotiations straight to a strike?
Are you THAT naive to believe they strike for money alone?
Guess you also believe the VTM story how we earn the same as pilots in neighboring countries, "but the taxes are just higher"? (Taxes sure are higher, at least they got that right)
Having no other means left that will get the point across to a management being focused on nothing but lowering cost, regardless of their staff's conditions (that's not just pilots, btw!) leaves some little choice.
And those passengers being affected will all indeed be angry at pilots for those few days' strike, not at a management systematically ignoring concerns from those they "manage". Shame...
Perhaps refrain from commenting on that which you obviously know nothing about. It's all too easy, and makes one look like an onion.