Civil Servant Strike

#1
Morning All.

Does anyone know if the the "public servants" union gives the go-ahead today:

Are our MOD civil servants going on strike?


If they are, how are they going to fend off the obvious criticism that this is incredibly ill-timed and insensitive given the death defying work of the British Armed Forces at the moment?
 

Goatman

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#3
X-Inf said:
If the Civil Servants went on strike, how would we know? Who would notice? :twisted:
Bite :evil:

maybe not X-INF.

As it happens the CivSerps referred to are largely from more bloated and less de-centralised Whitehall depts like NHS and John Prescott's personal clame to fame DETR.

One of the reasons for the very low percentage of Union membership in MoD is because most people won't go on strike - so what's the point of being in a Union?

It is also why the Govt pays lip-service to 'our wonderful Armed Forces and of course the Civil Servants who work hand-in-hand with them and are second to none yah-di-yah-diyah' after EVERY SINGLE CONFLICT .

Blimey, between the contempt of the Armed Forces and the Daily Mail it's a wonder anybody stays in MoD when after all there are so much more rewarding careers to be had......dealing heroin, pimping or being a BLOODY FIREMAN to name but a few!!! :evil:


WTF...I'm outta here!

<<Bon weekend tous>>

Lee Shaver
 
#5
X-Inf said:
If the Civil Servants went on strike, how would we know? Who would notice? :twisted:
I would notice because I wouldn't be constantly surounded by the sound of whinging! Everything from David Beckham (he's crap isn't he) to Challenger (it's crap isn't it). For God's sake go on strike and give us all a rest - we might get something done.

Even a Gazelle stops whining when you switch the engine off.
 
#6
westwinger said:
Morning All.

Does anyone know if the the "public servants" union gives the go-ahead today:

Are our MOD civil servants going on strike?
I think the CHAVS may be more concerned:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3943693.stm

Civil servants vote for walkout


Industrial action will take place on 5 November
Britain's largest civil service union has voted to stage a one-day strike on 5 November.
The Public and Commercial Services union polled its 260,000 members over government plans to cut 100,000 jobs.

It will be the biggest action in the civil service since 1993, hitting Jobcentres, benefit agencies, pensions offices, customs and driving tests.

The union says it is concerned about pensions, sick pay and forced relocation as well as the cut in jobs.

Cutting over 100,000 jobs will decimate service delivery

Mark Serwotka

Offices closed

The PCS said 2,000 people had become members in the last month.

Last month it was announced that a total of 37 social security offices and jobcentres across the UK would close in the first wave of plans to shed civil service jobs.

The number of civil servants in Britain rose to more than 520,000 in April.
 
#9
Nah - I disagreed with them going on strike for safety reasons and for stiffing the guys for providing cover, I did sympathise with them over the reasons. The Government was fiddling them over pay.

Most of the civil servants are bloody jobs-worths who seem to delight in screwing people about, and there's too bloody many of them sat on the arrses not doing anything productive!

Not that I'm bitter or anything! :wink:
 

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