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Workers rally round for big day of action

Swindon Advertiser: Council workers demonstrate outside Swindon’s civic offices Council workers demonstrate outside Swindon’s civic offices

FIREFIGHTERS, teachers and local government workers took to the streets in a day of industrial action designed to send a message to the government.

A number of unions have been involved in a range of long-running disputes over pay, working conditions and pensions.

Yesterday was part of a national day of action which saw some schools closed and some waste remain uncollected.

However, despite the large turnout for the strike, council services remained largely operational with all libraries, museums and parks open as normal.

The only real impact was felt in North Swindon in areas due to have their rubbish collected, such as Taw Hill, Haydon Wick, Moredon and Abbey Meads, where 90 per cent of properties missed out.

As well as picket lines around the town, more than 100 strikers gathered at the Cenotaph at lunchtime in a large rally where speakers from the GMB, Unison, Unite and local Labour councillors explained why the action was being taken.

Chris Watts, the Branch President for Swindon and Wiltshire GMB, said: “We are here today to try and convince the government to get back around the table to have meaningful talks.

“We offered talks as late as July 4 but it was simply taken as a sign of weakness and ignored.

“The people on strike today are the lowest paid workers who do vital jobs for our community but have had no pay rise for four years, and the offer of one per cent is simply not acceptable, especially when they see the rich getting richer.”

Workers from a range of council services were involved in the strike including Unison member Roger Haworth, who provides transport for people with special needs.

He said: “I have worked for 15 years in local government and over that time there has been an erosion of our terms and it seems this government has it in for public services.

“Public service workers provide a service we all will or have needed and all we want is fair pay.

“This is a job we entered not for money but because we enjoy it.”

A number of teachers who were in the NUT also took part in the strike, leading to the closure of a number of schools.

Among them was Isambard School and one teacher, who did not want to be named, said: “This is not just about pay but about a wide range of issues.

“We are fighting to stop all the changes coming in. Children need to enjoy their education and not constantly be tested.”

Firefighters from the FBU also joined in as part of a long-running dispute over pensions, ahead of eight days of planned action beginning on Monday.

Wiltshire secretary Brent Thorley said: “It is fantastic to be here alongside our colleagues from the other unions.

“I think from now on this is how we have to act. We are much stronger working together and supporting each other.”

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5:51am Fri 11 Jul 14

gambon says...

get back to work as the people who work in the private sector have had this for a lot longer than youu
get back to work as the people who work in the private sector have had this for a lot longer than youu gambon
  • Score: -3

7:07am Fri 11 Jul 14

Blind Fury says...

gambon wrote:
get back to work as the people who work in the private sector have had this for a lot longer than youu
Yes, you must love not being able to have a voice....change your job if you don't like it!
[quote][p][bold]gambon[/bold] wrote: get back to work as the people who work in the private sector have had this for a lot longer than youu[/p][/quote]Yes, you must love not being able to have a voice....change your job if you don't like it! Blind Fury
  • Score: 4

7:27am Fri 11 Jul 14

Make progress says...

Private sector jobs this private sector jobs that, what has that got to do with anything really the real issue is that people are not getting the terms they agreed to when they took these jobs yes they can all leave and get new jobs and we as tax payers can keep paying to train new staff over and over again.

You can not have the cost of retraining teachers, fire fighters even council workers have to be trained to do there jobs social services, planners, binmen need training.

These people in what are currently seen as steady jobs are the ones who can get mortgages and loans and buy houses and cars things we need people to be able to buy to allow builders, estate agents, honda & BMW staff ect to earn a wage.

You can't have a country where staff can simply demand a price rise but we currently have a country where the government thinks that by cutting and holding public service job pay packets it will make them look good while they enjoy there increased pay packets.

At the end of the day every penny most people earn is spent in this country some even just in this town and what's not goes in taxes.

P.s could any one let me no the names of some private sector employers that are u.k owned and pay there taxes here in full and share there profits in this country.
Private sector jobs this private sector jobs that, what has that got to do with anything really the real issue is that people are not getting the terms they agreed to when they took these jobs yes they can all leave and get new jobs and we as tax payers can keep paying to train new staff over and over again. You can not have the cost of retraining teachers, fire fighters even council workers have to be trained to do there jobs social services, planners, binmen need training. These people in what are currently seen as steady jobs are the ones who can get mortgages and loans and buy houses and cars things we need people to be able to buy to allow builders, estate agents, honda & BMW staff ect to earn a wage. You can't have a country where staff can simply demand a price rise but we currently have a country where the government thinks that by cutting and holding public service job pay packets it will make them look good while they enjoy there increased pay packets. At the end of the day every penny most people earn is spent in this country some even just in this town and what's not goes in taxes. P.s could any one let me no the names of some private sector employers that are u.k owned and pay there taxes here in full and share there profits in this country. Make progress
  • Score: 4

7:54am Fri 11 Jul 14

swindondad says...

I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action.

Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself.

This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.
I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection. swindondad
  • Score: -5

8:07am Fri 11 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

Bored of this now.

The public sector workers had their day off, lovely weather for it, lost a day's pay, inconvenienced the very people who actually pay their wages and managed to achieve the sum total of absolutely nothing.
Bored of this now. The public sector workers had their day off, lovely weather for it, lost a day's pay, inconvenienced the very people who actually pay their wages and managed to achieve the sum total of absolutely nothing. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: -5

8:17am Fri 11 Jul 14

John~R says...

Public sector workers seem to conveniently forget that their average pay is still higher than the average for the private sector plus they get the bonus of the generous final salary-based pensions which few private organisations now offer due to their long term cost.
Public sector workers seem to conveniently forget that their average pay is still higher than the average for the private sector plus they get the bonus of the generous final salary-based pensions which few private organisations now offer due to their long term cost. John~R
  • Score: 2

8:47am Fri 11 Jul 14

Hmmmf says...

Blind Fury wrote:
gambon wrote:
get back to work as the people who work in the private sector have had this for a lot longer than youu
Yes, you must love not being able to have a voice....change your job if you don't like it!
Oh the irony.
[quote][p][bold]Blind Fury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gambon[/bold] wrote: get back to work as the people who work in the private sector have had this for a lot longer than youu[/p][/quote]Yes, you must love not being able to have a voice....change your job if you don't like it![/p][/quote]Oh the irony. Hmmmf
  • Score: -4

9:27am Fri 11 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Why do people have to make this a public vs private worker thing?
I just see it as people having their working conditions attacked standing up for themselves.
Why do people have to make this a public vs private worker thing? I just see it as people having their working conditions attacked standing up for themselves. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 7

10:08am Fri 11 Jul 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Why do people have to make this a public vs private worker thing?
I just see it as people having their working conditions attacked standing up for themselves.
Quite agree. If it was private sector workers I'd say the same thing. If you don't like the pay and conditions of your job, do something else instead. All striking does in the long term is harm the economy, causing problems for everyone.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Why do people have to make this a public vs private worker thing? I just see it as people having their working conditions attacked standing up for themselves.[/p][/quote]Quite agree. If it was private sector workers I'd say the same thing. If you don't like the pay and conditions of your job, do something else instead. All striking does in the long term is harm the economy, causing problems for everyone. The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 1

10:14am Fri 11 Jul 14

trolley dolley says...

Did anyone really notice much of a difference to council services yesterday.

I wonder how much the council saved on not paying a days pay to these lazy people.

Maybe they could arrange for them to strike on one day a week ever week.

That would be a real saving.
Did anyone really notice much of a difference to council services yesterday. I wonder how much the council saved on not paying a days pay to these lazy people. Maybe they could arrange for them to strike on one day a week ever week. That would be a real saving. trolley dolley
  • Score: -3

10:26am Fri 11 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Why do people have to make this a public vs private worker thing?
I just see it as people having their working conditions attacked standing up for themselves.
Because public sector workers choose to do so by attempting to blackmail their employer. If they don't have the get up and go or skill set to find a job elsewhere then why should I as a taxpayer reward that?
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Why do people have to make this a public vs private worker thing? I just see it as people having their working conditions attacked standing up for themselves.[/p][/quote]Because public sector workers choose to do so by attempting to blackmail their employer. If they don't have the get up and go or skill set to find a job elsewhere then why should I as a taxpayer reward that? Phantom Poster
  • Score: -4

10:45am Fri 11 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Make progress wrote:
Private sector jobs this private sector jobs that, what has that got to do with anything really the real issue is that people are not getting the terms they agreed to when they took these jobs yes they can all leave and get new jobs and we as tax payers can keep paying to train new staff over and over again.

You can not have the cost of retraining teachers, fire fighters even council workers have to be trained to do there jobs social services, planners, binmen need training.

These people in what are currently seen as steady jobs are the ones who can get mortgages and loans and buy houses and cars things we need people to be able to buy to allow builders, estate agents, honda & BMW staff ect to earn a wage.

You can't have a country where staff can simply demand a price rise but we currently have a country where the government thinks that by cutting and holding public service job pay packets it will make them look good while they enjoy there increased pay packets.

At the end of the day every penny most people earn is spent in this country some even just in this town and what's not goes in taxes.

P.s could any one let me no the names of some private sector employers that are u.k owned and pay there taxes here in full and share there profits in this country.
99% of UK companies pay their taxes here, so why on earth would you want them listed? Oh, I just realised + you are trying to make some sort of anti-captilism point!

A company 'shares' it's profits with the shareholders who have chosen to risk their own money investing in it. Why should their nationality matter? Oh, you are anti+globalisation as well!

Tell me, was the device you used to type your message, affordable because it was assembled by workers in China, being paid a pittance? How does that make you feel?
[quote][p][bold]Make progress[/bold] wrote: Private sector jobs this private sector jobs that, what has that got to do with anything really the real issue is that people are not getting the terms they agreed to when they took these jobs yes they can all leave and get new jobs and we as tax payers can keep paying to train new staff over and over again. You can not have the cost of retraining teachers, fire fighters even council workers have to be trained to do there jobs social services, planners, binmen need training. These people in what are currently seen as steady jobs are the ones who can get mortgages and loans and buy houses and cars things we need people to be able to buy to allow builders, estate agents, honda & BMW staff ect to earn a wage. You can't have a country where staff can simply demand a price rise but we currently have a country where the government thinks that by cutting and holding public service job pay packets it will make them look good while they enjoy there increased pay packets. At the end of the day every penny most people earn is spent in this country some even just in this town and what's not goes in taxes. P.s could any one let me no the names of some private sector employers that are u.k owned and pay there taxes here in full and share there profits in this country.[/p][/quote]99% of UK companies pay their taxes here, so why on earth would you want them listed? Oh, I just realised + you are trying to make some sort of anti-captilism point! A company 'shares' it's profits with the shareholders who have chosen to risk their own money investing in it. Why should their nationality matter? Oh, you are anti+globalisation as well! Tell me, was the device you used to type your message, affordable because it was assembled by workers in China, being paid a pittance? How does that make you feel? Phantom Poster
  • Score: -2

11:05am Fri 11 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

It's inevitable that this will become a Private Vs. Public sector workers scenario.

The Private sector employees, which make up around 80% of the overall workforce, get paid - on average - slightly less and will expect a pension of around 40% of final salary, if they have a pension at all. Most will work longer contracted hours and often do many unpaid hours of overtime.
The make up all the wealth the nation creates.

Part of the reason the above are taxed so heavily is in order to pay the salaries of:

The Public sector employees, who create no direct wealth at all, enjoy larger salaries, 66% final salary pensions (or better) and who often enjoy much longer holiday leave, sick leave that's basically ignored, flexi-time and a working enviroment that, shall we say, it's overly pressurised for the most part. It's also virtually impossible to lose a public sector job once you've secured one.

When the Public sector strike 'against the government', the government doesn't care. It doesn't make any difference to them whatsoever. The clue is in the title 'Public sector workers'. They are there to serve the public. The only people who notice/suffer from a teachers' strike are the pupils and their parents, nobody else even notices.

The Private sector workers look at their pay slips and think, 'Why am I paying so much tax to pay for people on higher salaries and better pensions than me who are now directly inconveniencing me because they want even more money?'

Think of it like this: would all Public sector workers be happy to pay 5% more on their gas and electricity bills so that all the people who work for energy companies can have a 5% pay rise?

No, thought not.
It's inevitable that this will become a Private Vs. Public sector workers scenario. The Private sector employees, which make up around 80% of the overall workforce, get paid - on average - slightly less and will expect a pension of around 40% of final salary, if they have a pension at all. Most will work longer contracted hours and often do many unpaid hours of overtime. The make up all the wealth the nation creates. Part of the reason the above are taxed so heavily is in order to pay the salaries of: The Public sector employees, who create no direct wealth at all, enjoy larger salaries, 66% final salary pensions (or better) and who often enjoy much longer holiday leave, sick leave that's basically ignored, flexi-time and a working enviroment that, shall we say, it's overly pressurised for the most part. It's also virtually impossible to lose a public sector job once you've secured one. When the Public sector strike 'against the government', the government doesn't care. It doesn't make any difference to them whatsoever. The clue is in the title 'Public sector workers'. They are there to serve the public. The only people who notice/suffer from a teachers' strike are the pupils and their parents, nobody else even notices. The Private sector workers look at their pay slips and think, 'Why am I paying so much tax to pay for people on higher salaries and better pensions than me who are now directly inconveniencing me because they want even more money?' Think of it like this: would all Public sector workers be happy to pay 5% more on their gas and electricity bills so that all the people who work for energy companies can have a 5% pay rise? No, thought not. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 3

11:37am Fri 11 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Make progress wrote:
Private sector jobs this private sector jobs that, what has that got to do with anything really the real issue is that people are not getting the terms they agreed to when they took these jobs yes they can all leave and get new jobs and we as tax payers can keep paying to train new staff over and over again.

You can not have the cost of retraining teachers, fire fighters even council workers have to be trained to do there jobs social services, planners, binmen need training.

These people in what are currently seen as steady jobs are the ones who can get mortgages and loans and buy houses and cars things we need people to be able to buy to allow builders, estate agents, honda & BMW staff ect to earn a wage.

You can't have a country where staff can simply demand a price rise but we currently have a country where the government thinks that by cutting and holding public service job pay packets it will make them look good while they enjoy there increased pay packets.

At the end of the day every penny most people earn is spent in this country some even just in this town and what's not goes in taxes.

P.s could any one let me no the names of some private sector employers that are u.k owned and pay there taxes here in full and share there profits in this country.
Why on earth should terms of employment remain static? Should the agreed salary remain unchanged as well?

The contractors I work with, who earn a lot more than I do, would be very surprised to hear that they can't obtain a mortgage! Please base your arguments on facts, not myths.
[quote][p][bold]Make progress[/bold] wrote: Private sector jobs this private sector jobs that, what has that got to do with anything really the real issue is that people are not getting the terms they agreed to when they took these jobs yes they can all leave and get new jobs and we as tax payers can keep paying to train new staff over and over again. You can not have the cost of retraining teachers, fire fighters even council workers have to be trained to do there jobs social services, planners, binmen need training. These people in what are currently seen as steady jobs are the ones who can get mortgages and loans and buy houses and cars things we need people to be able to buy to allow builders, estate agents, honda & BMW staff ect to earn a wage. You can't have a country where staff can simply demand a price rise but we currently have a country where the government thinks that by cutting and holding public service job pay packets it will make them look good while they enjoy there increased pay packets. At the end of the day every penny most people earn is spent in this country some even just in this town and what's not goes in taxes. P.s could any one let me no the names of some private sector employers that are u.k owned and pay there taxes here in full and share there profits in this country.[/p][/quote]Why on earth should terms of employment remain static? Should the agreed salary remain unchanged as well? The contractors I work with, who earn a lot more than I do, would be very surprised to hear that they can't obtain a mortgage! Please base your arguments on facts, not myths. Phantom Poster
  • Score: 0

12:00pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

Agree with the above comment.

If the government suddenly said all fire fighters can now retire at 45 on full pensions would we see their union demanding strike action because their members' contracts had been changed?
Agree with the above comment. If the government suddenly said all fire fighters can now retire at 45 on full pensions would we see their union demanding strike action because their members' contracts had been changed? Sandor Clegane
  • Score: -2

12:04pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

Some in the public sector will have it better than some in the private sector. Just like some in the private sector will have it better than some in the public sector. It is impossible to compare as there are huge differences across the board. Wages, working from home,holidays, pensions the lot. You just cannot compare the two.
Some in the public sector will have it better than some in the private sector. Just like some in the private sector will have it better than some in the public sector. It is impossible to compare as there are huge differences across the board. Wages, working from home,holidays, pensions the lot. You just cannot compare the two. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 2

12:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Some in the public sector will have it better than some in the private sector. Just like some in the private sector will have it better than some in the public sector. It is impossible to compare as there are huge differences across the board. Wages, working from home,holidays, pensions the lot. You just cannot compare the two.
Yes, you can. There really aren't that many variables in the equation!
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Some in the public sector will have it better than some in the private sector. Just like some in the private sector will have it better than some in the public sector. It is impossible to compare as there are huge differences across the board. Wages, working from home,holidays, pensions the lot. You just cannot compare the two.[/p][/quote]Yes, you can. There really aren't that many variables in the equation! Phantom Poster
  • Score: -4

12:26am Sat 12 Jul 14

Goat67 says...

swindondad wrote:
I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.
I don't know why your thanking us. You should reserve your thanks for Government whom were not elected, but rather installed by the puppet masters.

It is Government policy to keep us poor, make us poorer, snoop on us all, whether we work in either the public or private sector, clawing away our means of support to further enrich their masters.

Expect us to strike again several times, in September and maybe again in December.
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.[/p][/quote]I don't know why your thanking us. You should reserve your thanks for Government whom were not elected, but rather installed by the puppet masters. It is Government policy to keep us poor, make us poorer, snoop on us all, whether we work in either the public or private sector, clawing away our means of support to further enrich their masters. Expect us to strike again several times, in September and maybe again in December. Goat67
  • Score: 2

12:41am Sat 12 Jul 14

Goat67 says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
It's inevitable that this will become a Private Vs. Public sector workers scenario. The Private sector employees, which make up around 80% of the overall workforce, get paid - on average - slightly less and will expect a pension of around 40% of final salary, if they have a pension at all. Most will work longer contracted hours and often do many unpaid hours of overtime. The make up all the wealth the nation creates. Part of the reason the above are taxed so heavily is in order to pay the salaries of: The Public sector employees, who create no direct wealth at all, enjoy larger salaries, 66% final salary pensions (or better) and who often enjoy much longer holiday leave, sick leave that's basically ignored, flexi-time and a working enviroment that, shall we say, it's overly pressurised for the most part. It's also virtually impossible to lose a public sector job once you've secured one. When the Public sector strike 'against the government', the government doesn't care. It doesn't make any difference to them whatsoever. The clue is in the title 'Public sector workers'. They are there to serve the public. The only people who notice/suffer from a teachers' strike are the pupils and their parents, nobody else even notices. The Private sector workers look at their pay slips and think, 'Why am I paying so much tax to pay for people on higher salaries and better pensions than me who are now directly inconveniencing me because they want even more money?' Think of it like this: would all Public sector workers be happy to pay 5% more on their gas and electricity bills so that all the people who work for energy companies can have a 5% pay rise? No, thought not.
I would be happy to pay 5% more so the workers can maintain their standard of living but I would have to ask "how much of the 50% more that I already pay go to the workers"?
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: It's inevitable that this will become a Private Vs. Public sector workers scenario. The Private sector employees, which make up around 80% of the overall workforce, get paid - on average - slightly less and will expect a pension of around 40% of final salary, if they have a pension at all. Most will work longer contracted hours and often do many unpaid hours of overtime. The make up all the wealth the nation creates. Part of the reason the above are taxed so heavily is in order to pay the salaries of: The Public sector employees, who create no direct wealth at all, enjoy larger salaries, 66% final salary pensions (or better) and who often enjoy much longer holiday leave, sick leave that's basically ignored, flexi-time and a working enviroment that, shall we say, it's overly pressurised for the most part. It's also virtually impossible to lose a public sector job once you've secured one. When the Public sector strike 'against the government', the government doesn't care. It doesn't make any difference to them whatsoever. The clue is in the title 'Public sector workers'. They are there to serve the public. The only people who notice/suffer from a teachers' strike are the pupils and their parents, nobody else even notices. The Private sector workers look at their pay slips and think, 'Why am I paying so much tax to pay for people on higher salaries and better pensions than me who are now directly inconveniencing me because they want even more money?' Think of it like this: would all Public sector workers be happy to pay 5% more on their gas and electricity bills so that all the people who work for energy companies can have a 5% pay rise? No, thought not.[/p][/quote]I would be happy to pay 5% more so the workers can maintain their standard of living but I would have to ask "how much of the 50% more that I already pay go to the workers"? Goat67
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Goat67 wrote:
swindondad wrote:
I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.
I don't know why your thanking us. You should reserve your thanks for Government whom were not elected, but rather installed by the puppet masters.

It is Government policy to keep us poor, make us poorer, snoop on us all, whether we work in either the public or private sector, clawing away our means of support to further enrich their masters.

Expect us to strike again several times, in September and maybe again in December.
And you decide on what days people strike, how?

Keyboard warriors are so scary!
[quote][p][bold]Goat67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.[/p][/quote]I don't know why your thanking us. You should reserve your thanks for Government whom were not elected, but rather installed by the puppet masters. It is Government policy to keep us poor, make us poorer, snoop on us all, whether we work in either the public or private sector, clawing away our means of support to further enrich their masters. Expect us to strike again several times, in September and maybe again in December.[/p][/quote]And you decide on what days people strike, how? Keyboard warriors are so scary! Phantom Poster
  • Score: -6

7:04pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Phantom Poster says...

Goat67 wrote:
swindondad wrote:
I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.
I don't know why your thanking us. You should reserve your thanks for Government whom were not elected, but rather installed by the puppet masters.

It is Government policy to keep us poor, make us poorer, snoop on us all, whether we work in either the public or private sector, clawing away our means of support to further enrich their masters.

Expect us to strike again several times, in September and maybe again in December.
So the government want to keep us poor? So where does their tax income come from?
[quote][p][bold]Goat67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: I would just like to thank the striking public sector workers for all the extra "fun" they have given our family by the strike action. Not only did my wife have to re-arrange her day so that she could take care of the needs of our school age children but I will now have the "joy" on Saturday of putting two weeks worth if rubbish form two houses (my neighbor is disabled) into my car and using my fuel to take it to the dump myself. This despite having paid the council to provide schooling and waste collection.[/p][/quote]I don't know why your thanking us. You should reserve your thanks for Government whom were not elected, but rather installed by the puppet masters. It is Government policy to keep us poor, make us poorer, snoop on us all, whether we work in either the public or private sector, clawing away our means of support to further enrich their masters. Expect us to strike again several times, in September and maybe again in December.[/p][/quote]So the government want to keep us poor? So where does their tax income come from? Phantom Poster
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