Look at it this way also.. it takes a law to pass this, the politicians will be on holiday break until the new year, then add on to that it is an election year for them. Do they really want to lay off another 40,000 voters?
On the other hand f they don't, the next step is privatizing it. If you like that ask our traders in the UK. Their posties went on strike twice in a month.
Me, I have 10 more years to go to retire and all I can do it be happy I have a job now. The rest I leave to God.