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Strikes !

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:13 pm

In view of the fact that I am a Life Member of a Trade Union ----- I intend to spend the entire day of the forthcoming Strike ------- in bed !!

This is, of course ----"Solidarity" :lol:

I once remember an old, and experienced Shop-steward, remarking to me "If you go on strike -- remember -- you have only one bullet in the gun --- and no chance to re-load !" :oops:

I have always respected his wisdom -- I wish there was more of it about !

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Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:43 pm

Could be another 'Winter of Discontent'

As I am also a Union life-member, I shall be following matters closely.
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:09 pm

J.R. wrote:Could be another 'Winter of Discontent'

As I am also a Union life-member, I shall be following matters closely.
I assume ---- also in bed !! :lol:

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Post by Hannoir » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:53 pm

I feel smug re: the tube strikes as I can get the boat to work :)
I'm also a union member, but my place of work isn't going on strike (it would be a bit...ironic)
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:08 am

TUC --- ?

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:09 am

Hannoir wrote:I feel smug re: the tube strikes as I can get the boat to work :)
I'm also a union member, but my place of work isn't going on strike (it would be a bit...ironic)

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Post by Chris Blewett » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:26 pm

This week's strikes could be interesting - with one of the largest Public Sector unions not going on strike. Certainly the feeling within parts of the Public Sector is one of extreme anger at HMG's high handed approach to negotiations which are still ( or were) ongoing.
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Post by englishangel » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:53 pm

From my BIL's (former teacher) Facebook status

Remember when teachers, nurses, doctors and lollipop ladies crashed the stock market, wiped out banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither. Please copy and paste to your status for 24 hours to show your support for the strikes against the governments latest attack on pensions.
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Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:08 am

englishangel wrote:From my BIL's (former teacher) Facebook status

Remember when teachers, nurses, doctors and lollipop ladies crashed the stock market, wiped out banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither. Please copy and paste to your status for 24 hours to show your support for the strikes against the governments latest attack on pensions.

... and whilst on the subject of this Governemnt, does anyone else find it strange that a Tory constituency chairman is found dead in a portaloo at the Glastonbury Festival ??

Me-thinks another 'conspiracy-theory' in the offing. Shades of David Kelly, perhaps ?? MI5, MI6, KGB ??
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:23 pm

Senility strikes (Sorry about the pun)
I have now discovered that next Thursday, I shall be visiting the Somme

"Strikes" there, had an entirely different meaning !!

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Re: Strikes !

Post by englishangel » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:54 pm

J.R. wrote:
englishangel wrote:From my BIL's (former teacher) Facebook status

Remember when teachers, nurses, doctors and lollipop ladies crashed the stock market, wiped out banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither. Please copy and paste to your status for 24 hours to show your support for the strikes against the governments latest attack on pensions.

... and whilst on the subject of this Governemnt, does anyone else find it strange that a Tory constituency chairman is found dead in a portaloo at the Glastonbury Festival ??

Me-thinks another 'conspiracy-theory' in the offing. Shades of David Kelly, perhaps ?? MI5, MI6, KGB ??
56 years old, pretending he is young, sitting on the toilet = heart attack to me.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:35 pm

englishangel wrote:
J.R. wrote:
englishangel wrote:From my BIL's (former teacher) Facebook status

Remember when teachers, nurses, doctors and lollipop ladies crashed the stock market, wiped out banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither. Please copy and paste to your status for 24 hours to show your support for the strikes against the governments latest attack on pensions.

... and whilst on the subject of this Governemnt, does anyone else find it strange that a Tory constituency chairman is found dead in a portaloo at the Glastonbury Festival ??

Me-thinks another 'conspiracy-theory' in the offing. Shades of David Kelly, perhaps ?? MI5, MI6, KGB ??
56 years old, pretending he is young, sitting on the toilet = heart attack to me.

Sounds like he did an 'Elvis', then ??
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Re: Strikes !

Post by englishangel » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:47 pm

I don't think there were a lot of deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at Glasto but you have the right idea.

Both my in-laws dies on the loo in their mid 50s
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Post by Chris Blewett » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:31 pm

englishangel wrote:I don't think there were a lot of deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at Glasto but you have the right idea.

Both my in-laws dies on the loo in their mid 50s
It is common - something about pushing putting extra pressure on the heart and it failing!
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Post by jhopgood » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:30 pm

Chris Blewett wrote:
englishangel wrote:I don't think there were a lot of deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at Glasto but you have the right idea.

Both my in-laws dies on the loo in their mid 50s
It is common - something about pushing putting extra pressure on the heart and it failing!
Sounds like something out of "La Grande Bouffe"
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