Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Resurgam, Mar 13, 2011.

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  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
  2. I clicked on it by accident, and now I feel dirty.
  3. There are cleansing rites you can do.

    You will get better.

    WTF is it doing here?
  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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.
  5. 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. 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. Not everyone here thinks that way.
  10. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Yeah; fighting to improve the lot of the working man & woman. What a shower of b*stards.
  11. They have been accused of many things, but not the above.
  12. Yeah like paid bank holidays and sick pay and a myriad other things you take for granted ***** aren't they?
  13. Quite right that's why they are reducing most of their staffs wages under a job evaluation scheme. If BA did such a thing.....
  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!
  15. Like destroying our manufacturing industry with archaic working practices.