In a landmark case heard so quickly today that the judge didn't even have time to dismiss his mistress and pull his trousers up, a Union has been told that to encourage wildcat strikes against those companies employing foreign workers instead of British workers is highly illegal, and could lead to tough sentencing.
Or at least sentences containing long legal words which might make them tough to understand.
The NUHT (National Union for the Hard of Thinking) was taken to court by Italian firm Spageti and Co for encouraging its members to strike in support of British Workers.
Spageti and Co have agreed that, yes, times are tough throughout Europe, with marches in France against unemployment, marches in Germany against job losses, marches in Spain against propping up the banks and marches in Ireland about the price of a pint of Guinness.
However, the company feels that the NUHT is bang out of order in encouraging British people to strike over its employment practices.
The Managing Director of the company, Victor Spageti, was said to be disgusted with the Union. He said:
"We are a small shoe manufacturer in the city of Verona in Northern Italy. We employ local Verona people in our sole (pardon the pun) factory in Verona.
"I cannot understand why your British Union should call a strike of British workers in the UK to complain that we don't employ British workers in our factory in Verona."