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Local authority workers go on strike Tuesday, March 28th

ermd

Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:35 PM

On Tuesday, local authority workers will go on strike in an effort to reverse government proposals to alter the terms of their contracted pentions.

Anyone else's area affected by this? Any views on the issue?

Richard_05

Posted 25 March 2006 - 06:31 PM

Day off school. Aye nae bother!

linds

Posted 25 March 2006 - 06:36 PM

My mum's going on strike.

Useless piece of information for you there.

Gillz

Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:53 PM

Yip the Janitors at our school are going on strike, so we'll be off school. Meaning i get to miss double English, thats the best bit!

*Kiran*

Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:17 PM

Yuppers. I am indeed off school too.
Day in town i think i mean...err studying hard. *ahem*

John

Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:21 PM

only our dinner serving people are going on strike

Janitors are private contracted in Glasgow City Council schools.

mystic

Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:59 PM

i'm supposed to be in school, but i'm not going in , s3 and below get the day off but we don't. i'm going to not go in.
gizmo
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TempName123

Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE(gizmo @ Mar 25 2006, 08:59 PM) View Post

i'm supposed to be in school, but i'm not going in , s3 and below get the day off but we don't. i'm going to not go in.



exact same here. <=S3 have are off but S3> have to go in

which means i have to go in. not bothered need all the time i can get atm. deadlines ahhh.

Got a whole design assignment for friday and computing project deadline is looming.

Ooo woe is me.

pk sad.gif

maria

Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:59 PM

im the same! they said that we have missed too much school time with all the days off we have had due to closures!
oh well, in a way, its good, as we are really behind in a few classes!



south lanarkshire jag

Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:07 PM

am off

Terrence

Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:04 PM

Huh. So will my train driver be on strike?

If so, that means I can't get to work. Feck paying £40 in taxi fares for £NOTMUCH in wages.

smb

Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:22 PM

Yeah our jannies and dinner wifeys wont be in but no-one gets the day off. We've been told to bring packed lunches! wink.gif

Ye buchae skivers.

Lesley

Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:41 PM

Well, i've been hearing that FirstBus are running. I can go to work. I'm actually pleased as i'm going out at night. Cannae afford taxis both ways.

broughy

Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:19 AM

damnit. i can go 2 uni after all

KhalidBoussouara

Posted 26 March 2006 - 02:28 PM

Crap I still need to go to school. I would be tempted to just take a day off but I think I've taken way too much time off lately.

ermd

Posted 26 March 2006 - 08:04 PM

It's only local authority workers on strike - only some transport will be affected...buses in Edinburgh are what I know of.

Edit: I will be spending my free time putting these posters up though, should piss off the management. And hopefully get a few people thinking:

IPB Image

If anyone wants the high-quality source TIFF, send me a PM and I shall oblige.

Steve

Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:48 PM

Well it's got me thinking...

You've got to love people who call themselves socialists, it seems to me that "solidarity" is just an excuse for them all to skive off while they pretend they care about other people.

Obviously people deserve a decent pension if they have done a decent job, this isn't a socialist view, it's a fair view.

ice_illusion

Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:03 PM

I get a day off school. happy.gif I can finally catch up on my homework (weekends have been spent sleeping and procastinating) I do feel bad for the 6th years doing investigations, although some of them might just go in anyway, the teachers have to be at school.

We were meant to be going to school but we got a letter round in the afternoon saying we don't have to go in. Its the first day the rector has given us off ever (any snow days have only been a minority of the school, an afternoon and decided by the depute).

The cross country has been postponed too. happy.gif It'll have to wait til the weather is a bit nicer.

ermd

Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 27 2006, 05:48 PM) View Post

You've got to love people who call themselves socialists, it seems to me that "solidarity" is just an excuse for them all to skive off while they pretend they care about other people.

Sheesh, talk about a pointless ad hominem attack. "You call yourself a socialist, therefore you're clearly a lazy degenerate type who just doesn't want to work." Nice one mate, real good way to show off reasoning and logical argument skills.

Had a nasty run in with a "socialist" recently?

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 27 2006, 05:48 PM) View Post

Obviously people deserve a decent pension if they have done a decent job, this isn't a socialist view, it's a fair view.

A socialist's goal is for fair distribution of wealth, something seen as unatainable under a capitalist system - so it is a view supported by socialists. This does not mean other groups can't share a similar view on this particular issue. blink.gif

Steve

Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE(ermdeviation @ Mar 27 2006, 07:31 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 27 2006, 05:48 PM) View Post

You've got to love people who call themselves socialists, it seems to me that "solidarity" is just an excuse for them all to skive off while they pretend they care about other people.

Sheesh, talk about a pointless ad hominem attack. "You call yourself a socialist, therefore you're clearly a lazy degenerate type who just doesn't want to work." Nice one mate, real good way to show off reasoning and logical argument skills.

Well rounded socialists who live in the real world know that it never works properly, and so aim to improve what we have. At least, for all the flaws in our system, we can choose who we are governed by. I suggest everyone uses their vote while they can since the revolution is coming blink.gif . I don't think I'm quite ready for the dictatorship of the proletariat, and judging by election results for the past (almost) 300 years, I don't think the rest of Britain is either. (By the way, we don't really have many poletarians left.)

QUOTE(ermdeviation @ Mar 27 2006, 07:31 PM) View Post

Had a nasty run in with a "socialist" recently?

I have nothing against socialists (I am a liberal, each to their own), it's the idea that I don't like. Put it this way, I've worked hard (and still am) to get where I am in life. I am from a single-parent family, yet somehow (shock horror) I managed to do well at school and I'm currently doing quite well at university. Now I know I'll probably earn more than the average person later in life, and I'm prepared to pay my way and help those people who haven't done so well. What incentive is there if no one is rewarded for their hard work?

QUOTE(ermdeviation @ Mar 27 2006, 07:31 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Steve @ Mar 27 2006, 05:48 PM) View Post

Obviously people deserve a decent pension if they have done a decent job, this isn't a socialist view, it's a fair view.

A socialist's goal is for fair distribution of wealth, something seen as unatainable under a capitalist system - so it is a view supported by socialists. This does not mean other groups can't share a similar view on this particular issue. blink.gif

This all depends on what you mean by "fair" - if fair is punishing people who have excelled in their chosen role, then I'm afraid I don't agree with you.

And why then do socialists turn every instance of people being underpaid into propaganda for their selfish cause? Maybe if they spent more time and money (I know, that horrible "m" word) on improving things they would have more success. (I'm thinking of one so-called socialist with his own small political party, who never turns up for votes in the House of Commons.)

This thread is not about the merits and shortcomings of socialism, and therefore I don't think it is appropriate to post propaganda posters.

PS, this is not a personal attack against you. I have read many of your posts and have found myself agreeing with you on a number of occasions.

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