Category Archives: strikes

2011; A year of unrest

If 2011 could be remembered for anything, it should surely be the year that people around the globe registered their displeasure. It has been exciting, frightening and brought new concepts into the public conscience. My review will not be exhaustive, … Continue reading

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Feet on the streets

Members balloted, Votes counted, Empty desks, Quiet office, Many Voices speak, A phone rings. Feet on the streets, Many Voices, louder, Demands aloft, Noble People march, Message delivered, Listen.

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Pensions, turnout and Planet Clarkson

I’m proud to say that many of my ex-colleagues in the U.K. took part in strike action over the Government’s proposed changes to pensions. I was with them in spirit, if not in body. The Government is engaging in divide … Continue reading

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Penions and pickets

The TUC conference in London has voted unanimously in favour of co-ordinated action over the Government’s pension reform plans. “Unanimous” – a word that leaves little doubt about the stance of public sector workers. I for one think this is … Continue reading

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