UNITE my ARRSE

#1
Opened Arrse tonight and the banner advertised a march for UNITE to unpleasant very left wing union. What on earth is it doing advertising on our site?

Admins, have we gone all political. When you remember the histrionics over Hackle and his AFF, which was a jolly good idea, and now we are letting the socialists in.

Bah Humbug whatever next.

I am offended
 

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#4
I suggest it is earning money for the site. I don't think that any support for the march can be attributed to ARRSE just from showing the ad. Indeed I would contend that it shows ARRSE in a good light as the site does not censor ads.
 
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I suggest it is earning money for the site. I don't think that any support for the march can be attributed to ARRSE just from showing the ad. Indeed I would contend that it shows ARRSE in a good light as the site does not censor ads.
Unite clicked on it as well, thought it was a dating site missus caught me and called me a socialist, really hurt my feelings...

The one time I get a bollocking for not looking at a porn site.

Even Deefer looks shamefaced at me,
 
#6
AARGH

I am actually quite cross about it. Perhaps we should censor ads. Unite have done nothing other than cause strife as far as I am concerned and the fact that they formed themselves as a super union so that they could bully more efficiently really makes me very angry.

look at their history.

Unite is a merger between AEEU and MSF which created Amicus, and which was followed by mergers with Unifi and the GPMU. And finally the T&G joined in. All unpleasant, the lot of them.
 
#7
There are cleansing rites you can do.

You will get better.

WTF is it doing here?
I've already said ten Hail Thatchers.

If they want to throw their cash away advertising in places unlikely to dredge up much support then I suppose that's fair enough; it was probably our tax money at some point anyway so it may as well end up somewhere useful.
 
#8
I remember doing a course with some civil servants. One of the wimmin on the course was a fulltime union worker, funded by the civil service but on 100% union duty with no CS tasks at all. She was really strident and spent most of her time on the course winding up the poor old instructor who kept getting his gender neutrality wrong. It was a real pain as the course was actually quite interesting
 
#9
I've already said ten Hail Thatchers.

If they want to throw their cash away advertising in places unlikely to dredge up much support then I suppose that's fair enough; it was probably our tax money at some point anyway so it may as well end up somewhere useful.
Not everyone here thinks that way.
 
#14
I would agree that in earlier days the unions had a great deal to offer but my experience of them from the 70s onwards have been nothing but bad. they were nothing but rabble rousers and imposed some bizarre practices on people all in the name of rights. Before I joined up I had been involved in 2 very unedifying strikes by 2 different unions who were so stupid they were insisting that we all went on strike even if it meant losing 6 months work in one case and the plant closing down in another, the owner just could not afford to meet the idiot shop stewards demands ( he had persuaded the staff that the boss was making a fortune and was hiding it) and in the end called in the receivers.

Tht's why I hate them!
 

the_boy_syrup

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#17
I was gouing to fire up the outrage bus
But when the lads seen that I was going to transport outraged squaddies they contacted the shop steward
Under section 6 sub clause 3 paragraph 2b "outrage buses cannot be used by servants of the state to be outraged against Labour or any of the associate unions hereof"
Further to this members of the armed forces are all supporters of Thatcher and she shut t pit n Barnsley

The lads have walked out
 
#18
I was working with a B2 CS a few years ago when UNITE decided to call a strike. The CS staunchly addressed us all saying "I'll never cross a picket line..." etc etc, he seemed to think it was the grandest call to arms he'd ever received (he was an ex-RLC Sgt, so it probably was). Cue lots of laughter and picking up phones "Err mate, I've got the 1970's on the line wanting their cliches back..."

He hated me for ever more after that and it was entirely mutual.
 
#19
I've been a member of 2 trade unions over a period of some 30 rears now. I worked full time for one for several years and in fact, although I have worked for myself for the last 13/14 years, I still retain my Union membership.

Try living without them in some industries. There are plenty of people who owe decent working conditions and even their jobs to the fact that there is a Union in their workplace. People who do have bad experiences can actually do something about it. Get involved and throw out the people who can't be bothered and do a better job yourself. That's what I did.

For all the slagging off that people like to give them, they were brought into existance for sound and even noble reasons and they are still entirely relevant in the modern day workplace.
 

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#20
Site issues point: The ads are generated automatically.

Points about unions. Moved to the Int Cell.
 

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