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Today I'm Striking

Postby Seamus OBlimey » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:30 am

Today I'm Striking

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Tomorrow I'll be striking too.
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Postby Joe Hillshoist » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:35 pm

We are with ya brother.
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:58 pm

Cheers Joe, I knew we could count on your support.

I know SMiles, it won't stop wars, it's just one small skirmish in the bigger battle.

'I'm waiting for riots in the streets'
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Postby Joe Hillshoist » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:23 pm

Wow Seamus, wars over garbage. Thats a high level of insanity. And instead of recycling and lowering the waste output and composting they flog each others bins and attack garbologists... what a bunch of freaks.

In normally staid Cannock, meanwhile, the Birmingham Post relates that decent, law-abiding family men, unable to cope now the council has switched to fortnightly collections, have been seen stealing into their neighbours' gardens at dead of night and nicking their wheelie bins. "It's like something out of Mad Max," says resident Paul Nicholls. "Every man for himself, scavenging for an extra bin."


Mad Max my arse. Has he ever seen Mad Max?

You mob deserve a 200% wage rise if you have to deal with idiots like that, on top of the idiots on council...

Is there an online petition or anything, if not me and the missus are both with you lot, for what its worth. We might be on the other side of the world but us working people have to stick together.

We know which side we're on.
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:02 pm

A quick search found no petitions. Here are the unions involved.. Unison, T&G, and GMB. Rumours are of a week long strike in september or october, I'll keep you posted and you can always comment on the Daily Mail Blogs. They'll have lots to say before then.

"Mad Max", yeah we do tend to exagerate but he'd probably forgotten Trainspotting, and that "waiting for riots" is a laugh a minute (if you're a slow reader), and a fairly accurate account of life on the streets here. It's certainly the most "interesting" job I've ever had. What with the daily goings on and the old-timers tales I could write a book about it. If I could write.

Anyway, only another twenty years before I get my pension.
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Re: Today I'm Striking

Postby annie aronburg » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:13 pm

Seamus OBlimey wrote:Today I'm Striking

Tomorrow I'll be striking too.


You'll always be a handsome S.O'B.
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Re: Today I'm Striking

Postby Seamus OBlimey » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:28 pm

annie aronburg wrote:
Seamus OBlimey wrote:Today I'm Striking

Tomorrow I'll be striking too.


You'll always be a handsome S.O'B.


Trust you to get that :wink:
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Re: Today I'm Striking

Postby annie aronburg » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:52 pm

annie aronburg wrote:You'll always be a handsome S.O'B.


S.O'B. wrote:Trust you to get that :wink:


My parents spoke Twilight Language around the house, so it was only natural that us kids picked it up.
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:39 am

2.495% X 3

Mr. Brown saving an icon.

Single Status

Or in other words I'll be fired at the end of Feb. unless I sign an agreement to sign an, as yet, unfinished contract. Then I'll be offered re-employment under the terms of the still unfinished contract.

How weird does it get?
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:42 pm

More power to your stinky-but-muscular elbow, Mr. O'Blimey. Don't let the bastards grind you down.
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:57 pm

Ta, Mac..

If only my knees were as strong..
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Postby Joe Hillshoist » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:37 am

Or in other words I'll be fired at the end of Feb. unless I sign an agreement to sign an, as yet, unfinished contract. Then I'll be offered re-employment under the terms of the still unfinished contract.


Hey Seamus, how is that legal?
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:11 pm

I don't know how or why it's legal but the unions are not challenging it on that basis, just appealing individual cases after the fact..

http://www.unison-angus.org.uk/singlestatus.htm

The councils have been very crafty with this, careful as usual to hit one minority while rewarding others, region by region to avoid a national backlash..

Leeds, Western Isles, Wales, Birmingham..

Pure coincidence that in every region it hits the same category of workers? ie those ripe for privatisation.

Though this may provide some brief local respite, I'm still holding out for that letter. Just to frame it.
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