Unions vote to strike 30th November

#1
Huge strike on 30th Nov,Who will win?....
 
#2
Oh well, I'll have to cross the picket line like last time and then get sent home as everyone who was too gutless has rung in sick rather than cross.
 
#3
OK Lemmings , it is over the cliff we go !!! The Unions want to go back to the old days when they could order the government around ,
the public services sector will still be getting a far better deal in their pensions than other people / Get real . people are living longer and
these large pensions can no longer be afforded.
I notice the Union bosses make no mention of all the other benefits , for instance what other job offers sickness benefit like the health service
Six months on full pay followed by six months on half pay , plus the large gratuities when the staff retire .
 
#4
I will not be striking...but only because I already have the day off by prior arrangement (it is my mother's 69th birthday and I will be visiting her). Otherwise, I would most definitely be withdrawing my labour that day, much as I did on 30th June. The bottom line remains unchanged as far as I am concerned - I will be asked to pay in significantly more in order to receive significantly less; that is, quite simply, not fair, especially as I cannot recall asingle Member of Parliament voting to do the same to their pensions. H_M out.
 

jarrod248

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Gallery Guru
#5
OK Lemmings , it is over the cliff we go !!! The Unions want to go back to the old days when they could order the government around ,
the public services sector will still be getting a far better deal in their pensions than other people / Get real . people are living longer and
these large pensions can no longer be afforded.
I notice the Union bosses make no mention of all the other benefits , for instance what other job offers sickness benefit like the health service
Six months on full pay followed by six months on half pay , plus the large gratuities when the staff retire .
Public sector pensions already had changes made a few years ago to make them affordable but it's odd that they were affordable before until Labour spent too much money.
 
#6
I will not be striking...but only because I already have the day off by prior arrangement (it is my mother's 69th birthday and I will be visiting her). Otherwise, I would most definitely be withdrawing my labour that day, much as I did on 30th June. The bottom line remains unchanged as far as I am concerned - I will be asked to pay in significantly more in order to receive significantly less; that is, quite simply, not fair, especially as I cannot recall asingle Member of Parliament voting to do the same to their pensions. H_M out.
That's a shame, I won't be able drive past the picket line 'tooting' my horn shouting "hope you all lose your jobs, you work shy cnuts".

Then again it will be one of the most efficient days for the public sector since the last strike.
 
#7
I will not be striking...but only because I already have the day off by prior arrangement (it is my mother's 69th birthday and I will be visiting her). Otherwise, I would most definitely be withdrawing my labour that day, much as I did on 30th June. The bottom line remains unchanged as far as I am concerned - I will be asked to pay in significantly more in order to receive significantly less; that is, quite simply, not fair, especially as I cannot recall asingle Member of Parliament voting to do the same to their pensions. H_M out.
Perhaps you should have look around before spouting off about "not fair".
Gordon Brown stole large chunks of everybody else's pensions to pay for the bloating of the public sector. People and companies who thought they were running at a surplus were suddenly going to get less for more, was that fair?

There's not much fair about, but there may be some justice in public sector workers discovering the consequences of the Blair/Brown client state.
 
#8
Leadership is what is needed here. The Gobment could embarrass the Unions dramatically by showing some and voluntarily cutting Politicians pension and related benefits by a significant amount (which there is plenty of scope to do).
 
#10
Only 28% voted and out of them 22% voted for strike action,the Leader says it is a decisive vote and fully valid even though less than 50% voted at all...
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
You have to admire the unions' thinking.

Greece is blowing up because of a bloated public sector as we watch and the UK unions are voting to strike to preserve...

{Roll of drums}

... a bloated public sector.

Wordsmith
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#13
You have to admire the unions' thinking.

Greece is blowing up because of a bloated public sector as we watch and the UK unions are voting to strike to preserve...

{Roll of drums}

... a bloated public sector.

Wordsmith
No, not really there have already been lots of redundancies from front line services, this is about protecting the rights of who is left.
 
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benjaminw1

Guest
#14
Well I'm not going out, not that I am a member of a Union; the spineless management will probably send us all home for 'elf 'n safety reasons: double win
 
#17
Public sector pensions already had changes made a few years ago to make them affordable but it's odd that they were affordable before until Labour spent too much money.
Nail on head! but the Unions will try to make out that its the current Govts doing, I personally like to see the whole of the Civil Service out for a month, it will save us a fortune and we would see who the real contributers are!!
 
#18
OK Lemmings , it is over the cliff we go !!! The Unions want to go back to the old days when they could order the government around ,
the public services sector will still be getting a far better deal in their pensions than other people / Get real . people are living longer and
these large pensions can no longer be afforded.
I notice the Union bosses make no mention of all the other benefits , for instance what other job offers sickness benefit like the health service
Six months on full pay followed by six months on half pay , plus the large gratuities when the staff retire .
You sir, are an ill informed buffoon
 
#20
That's a shame, I won't be able drive past the picket line 'tooting' my horn shouting "hope you all lose your jobs, you work shy cnuts".

Then again it will be one of the most efficient days for the public sector since the last strike.
That's a shame because I won't be able to shout back '**** off you stupid bastard' as you drive past.
 

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