MCM Div on Strike

#1
MCM Div (and the whole MOD) are on strike on Friday over pay and conditions. I would have thought that sitting on your arrse all day moaning about 'soldiers not respecting your rank equivalent' was a fine way to earn a day's pay.

Greedy b'stards.
 
#2
Ha the equv rank, "civil servants" exactly as it says on the tin, if they want more money get a proper job, more pay for them means more taxes for you. :pig:
 

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#3
If you can find 5% of the MoD on strike on Friday I'll be astonished. A less Unionised workplace than Main Building would be very hard to find!
 
#7
OldSnowy said:
If you can find 5% of the MoD on strike on Friday I'll be astonished. A less Unionised workplace than Main Building would be very hard to find!
True..... Brown Street Glasgow might well be a different kettle of fish......
 
#11
Just a bit of background for you:

The Civil Service pay structure was (until last year) similar to the Army Pay Range and Level system. Each year you would up one increment and you would get an annual pay rise (just as the army does). This year, the Treasury capped the pay rise at 1.9% and the MOD decided that it couldn't be bothered to have the pay computer 'upgraded' to pay all the CS 1.9% as it was 'set' at 2.5% increments (alledgedly).

So this year most of the CS (except those earning minimum wage or damn near and, obviously, those earning extortionate wages anyway (less of the CS than you might think)) got nothing other than the annual increment - no inflation element whatsoever.

How happy would you be for inflation to be about 3.5% and your pay rise to be nothing?
 
#12
GreenSlime said:
Just a bit of background for you:

The Civil Service pay structure was (until last year) similar to the Army Pay Range and Level system. Each year you would up one increment and you would get an annual pay rise (just as the army does). This year, the Treasury capped the pay rise at 1.9% and the MOD decided that it couldn't be bothered to have the pay computer 'upgraded' to pay all the CS 1.9% as it was 'set' at 2.5% increments (alledgedly).

So this year most of the CS (except those earning minimum wage or damn near and, obviously, those earning extortionate wages anyway (less of the CS than you might think)) got nothing other than the annual increment - no inflation element whatsoever.

How happy would you be for inflation to be about 3.5% and your pay rise to be nothing?
Who gives a fuck?

I'm a soldier not a civil servant' my pay rise wasn't nothing therefore I'm alright Jack. :D

Edited to add some childish swearing................


Civil sevants are cunts.
 
#13
GreenSlime said:
Just a bit of background for you:

The Civil Service pay structure was (until last year) similar to the Army Pay Range and Level system. Each year you would up one increment and you would get an annual pay rise (just as the army does). This year, the Treasury capped the pay rise at 1.9% and the MOD decided that it couldn't be bothered to have the pay computer 'upgraded' to pay all the CS 1.9% as it was 'set' at 2.5% increments (alledgedly).

So this year most of the CS (except those earning minimum wage or damn near and, obviously, those earning extortionate wages anyway (less of the CS than you might think)) got nothing other than the annual increment - no inflation element whatsoever.

How happy would you be for inflation to be about 3.5% and your pay rise to be nothing?
I agree with you. Most CS are very unhappy about the Treasury's decision on last year's pay (due August but not paid until Feb, IIRC). I suspect that only the die-hards will strike but the pay issue is causing a lot of grief within the organisation, especially with the major re-organisations underway.

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#15
GreenSlime said:
Just a bit of background for you:

The Civil Service pay structure was (until last year) similar to the Army Pay Range and Level system. Each year you would up one increment and you would get an annual pay rise (just as the army does). This year, the Treasury capped the pay rise at 1.9% and the MOD decided that it couldn't be bothered to have the pay computer 'upgraded' to pay all the CS 1.9% as it was 'set' at 2.5% increments (alledgedly).

So this year most of the CS (except those earning minimum wage or damn near and, obviously, those earning extortionate wages anyway (less of the CS than you might think)) got nothing other than the annual increment - no inflation element whatsoever.

How happy would you be for inflation to be about 3.5% and your pay rise to be nothing?
No right to strike
No annual bonus
No sympathy
 
#16
rickshaw said:
OldSnowy said:
If you can find 5% of the MoD on strike on Friday I'll be astonished. A less Unionised workplace than Main Building would be very hard to find!
True..... Brown Street Glasgow might well be a different kettle of fish......
And which joker thought to put the APC as far away from the rest of the Army in the UK as posible, in a place with the most militant civil service strike record? What a winker.
Oops, sorry Minister - kept your seat did you?
 
#19
I can't help but think that being a civil servant is a bit like being a footballer. You don't have to do an awful lot to earn your money, you get paid even when you work badly, and all you really have to do to get on is agree with the manager.

Then again that's half my unit ;)
 

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