Aren't unions great?

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lucy82
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Oct 28 2005 17:17
Aren't unions great?

hey UNISON and six other unions and our great and glorious government have agreed a pensions deal which is pretty good for health workers, education workers and civil servants. only one problem, local government workers and tuped over types like me are not in the deal.

the unions say this deal for others will give them more power to their elbow when it comes to negotiating for us on the basis that the government have agreed to these terms before. roll eyes personally i think thats bollocks. what they have done is split up a potentially massive strike that would have really fucked this government over. instead of a huge impact it will be the rest of us bleating alone. and already in a letter gone out to employees of the tax service, they are saying that it might be difficult to get these terms extended to the rest of us.

so nice one again. homegoal for the trade unions. why do i bother? i want my money back.

whinging again, but hey it matters to me, i'm old right angry

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Oct 28 2005 17:22

so what kind of deal is being offered to you "left over" guys?

lucy82
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Oct 28 2005 18:09

http://libcom.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6577&highlight=

these were the original proposals. to date after the shiny new deal for everyone else, nothing yet for us. unison sent a self congratulatory email to all members which went down like a bucket of rancid piss amongst us leftover types as you can imagine.

time to organise comrades neutral and i was so looking forward to the strike. i wanted to watch the government squirm when all its major services go down... sad

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Oct 28 2005 22:36

The short version is that local government workers are being left to make 'individual arrangements' with the respective councils, which effectively means the gtovernment and the unions get to wash their hands of it.