How will the biggest strike in a generation affect you?

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  1. It won't affect me one iota and they have my full support.
     
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  2. A free day off. I'm in favour of the strike for that :D.
     
  3. It won't affect me either but I do think negotiations should have completely failed with no more offers on the table before industrial action is taken.
     
  4. Will teachers still be paid for the day because the council has decided to shut the school because they are "not sure" what staffing levels they will have?
     
  5. I'm sure the non handling, crying, striking fanny's will be delighted to know you're onboard.
     
  6. It's the head, not the council who closed the school in my case. The ones who arrive will do marking and stuff, they get paid. The vast majority aren't going, and will lose a day's pay.
     
  7. wal

    wal Badgeman

    Nope, Not I
     
  8. Cool beans, dont want to jump on the outrage bus but didnt fancy paying the wages of the ones that dont turn up when all schools are shut.
     
  9. MLP, the day could come once you leave your cocoon that you will be thankful that you are a trades union member.
     
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  10. It's the legalities; once a yes ballot is received industrial action has to be taken within a set time.
     
  11. I'd rather force dog excrement into my eyes with forks than associate with filthy socialists.
     
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  12. Bad weather, schools close and working parents have to stay home and look after the kids or ask family to step in, happens most years.
     
  13. Critically ill patients will be transferred around the hospital by doctors and nurses as there will be reduced portering service. So instead of concentrating on the patient I'll be concentrating on steering glorified shopping trollies around wandering patients and visitors.

    Oh and hoards will come to the Energency Department with minor ailments as their GP surgeries will be closed.

    All this striking will achieve what exactly? Oh yes, nothing.
     
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  14. As a matter of interest Doc, will you have to work 7 years longer than you expected, will you have to pay an extra £80 a month in pension contributions, over 20 years will you loose out on over £100 thousand? This is what a young teacher who will be on strike stated on the evening news today.

    As for achieving nothing, that remains to be seen.
     
  15. Excellent, you`ll not be taking any sick pay, holiday pay, overtime, or wage rises then.

    When you travel the length and breadth of this great country, theres some fabulous sights. Most notably some magnificent mansions, built by the land/company owner while down at the coal-face (literally at times) men are dying in filthy,dirty dangerous conditions. Theres only one reason that these conditions improved, and thats because the workers stood together.

    And now, 200 years later, we`re in a situation where the country is paying for 16-24 year olds to be idle, while making those in work work longer. Its absolutely crazy, and totally unjustifiable.
     
  16. I'm used to it, I'll cope.
     
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  17. Whilst the day of industrial action won't affect many currently serving. What you have to bear in mind is that you won't be serving forever.

    The stand made now may make the difference when in latter years you retire, be you then a school teacher, nurse or civil serpent.

    You never know what job is around the corner!!!! This government has emasculated much in the pursuit of saving little. Many of the unions have made a case showing that the government could make alternate steps that would save millions in the pensions pot.

    Power to the people!!
     
  18. Damn right, because Labour and it's trade unions have always done superbly in the quest for a better Britain.
     
  19. Yes, but look on the bright side, at least the bankers have been bailed out :)
     
  20. Pension "contributions" are such a marvellous word - in most instances they are just that contributions, not actual savings. Unlike those of us in the private sector who either have a money purchase (i.e. we buy an annuity) or defined benefits scheme where the company has to use actuarial tables to account for how they will pay for the future pension obligations public sector bodies tend to do feck all about the future. Which makes it a massive Ponzi scheme.

    Huge numbers of public sector workers were hired by the last government, including loads of teachers, doctors and nurses, without any regard being given for how their pensions were to be paid for. Because the contributions they pay cover nothing like what is required to actually fund their pensions. Governments get away with this because they can always fund it out of future taxation, which is just a massive accounting dump on future generations, especially when combined with increasing life expectancies.

    And if Mr Teacher dislikes having to work a few extra years and lose £80 a month maybe he should consider how much better off he is compared to his compatriots from a few decades before who would be lucky to get a few years alive after retirement and on comparatively lower base pay.

    Socialism is bribing people with their own money. Except in the case of public sector workers it isn't their own money, it is the money of wealth creators being required to fund ever greater armies of the buggers so some minister can crow about even more people being employed.
     
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