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    Now the workers
    have struck for fame
    'Cause Lennon's on sale again

    well more dosh hactually - not sure of the wisdom but a democratic vote is a democratic vote
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Are you on strike as well?

    Our binmen are on strike tomorrow.
    So they came round on Sunday to collect the rubbish.

    Makes sense that does.

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    Pointless, more money will not be forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    Pointless, more money will not be forthcoming.
    Best I think we can hope for is trigger clause that will kick in if inflation is in excess of x (although as inflation is already at 5% what x might be is worrying)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skweeky View Post
    Are you on strike as well?

    Our binmen are on strike tomorrow.
    So they came round on Sunday to collect the rubbish.

    Makes sense that does.
    Sunday = double time
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    Pointless, more money will not be forthcoming.
    Best I think we can hope for is trigger clause that will kick in if inflation is in excess of x (although as inflation is already at 5% what x might be is worrying)
    They renege on those deals anyway.

    There are 30,000 Council workers going on strike. That's a days pay saved, well in excess of a 1,000,000 I would have thought. With the public getting annoyed at the strikers, not the Council.

    The Council are probably wetting themselves laughing. Bring on the 3 day strike you threatened they'll be saying.

    It's a pointless stupid tactic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skweeky View Post
    Are you on strike as well?

    Our binmen are on strike tomorrow.
    So they came round on Sunday to collect the rubbish.

    Makes sense that does.
    Sunday = double time
    The public doesn't care about that. It would only annoy them if the rubbish didn't get collected.

    What are they striking for anyway? A pay rise? So inflation can increase even more. It's a bloody vicious circle, every child knows that.

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    I'm inclined to agree but having called it and it being voted one is somewhat swept up in the current. A long lie beckons tomorrow though.

    The proposed work to rule will cause far more grief. In my last place the "not my job" industrial action nearly brought the place to a standstill and everybody got full pay too. A far more effective strategy imho. However, as you say, the Treasury have closed the purse strings because we are apparently broke.

    Quite how we will match the Chinese Olympics in four years is anyone's guess.
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    Pffft, a striking accountant.

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    Work to rule is the way to go cause them pain and get paid.

    The last couple of DWP ones were a disgrace. They asked other people to go out in support but the staff themselves were working weekends to make up the difference and clear the backlog.

    I have this on very good authority.

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