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Another working man put down

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:48 pm

What is your perspective on this. You will either be for or against I think.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18476504


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RE: Another working man put down

#2 by mikejee , Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:28 am

When I first heard about it on the radio I thought it meant that those who struck would not be entitled to recieve the benefit after they returned to work, which did not seem right. Having read the above then it is completely different. As I had understood it strikers had never, until recently at least, recieved any payment for when they were on strike from anyone other than their union or sympathisers. That is what made striking a moral weapon. It seems a bit peculiar to say "I am going to withdraw my labour and will sacrifice the wages I would receive because I really believe in this", but then add " off course I expect others to be forced to pay through their taxes to make up the money i have not received". But then even stranger things happen - politicians are not prosecuted and fined for criminal fraud ie lying to the electorate in elections in order to get a cosy job where they can siphon off money from the public purse to their and their their mate's bank accounts


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RE: Another working man put down

#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:58 am

One rule for one Mike..........
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RE: Another working man put down

#4 by Voltman , Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:29 am

Don't get sidetracked.
The story is about me not giving extra money to someone who has chosen not to to go to work in order to damage the company he works for. If the union tells him to strike and he follows their orders then let the union pay him in full, if he loses a handout from me then let the union make up the loss.

I am definitely for the government on this one.


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RE: Another working man put down

#5 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:46 am

Typical self employed Tory


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RE: Another working man put down

#6 by Voltman , Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:49 am

If it means so much to you SB then you send the strikers some of your hard earned.
I choose not to.
The self employed have to earn their money, as do some tories.


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RE: Another working man put down

#7 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:06 am

I didn't know strikers got benefits while on strike anyway. I thought all they got was strike pay off their unions and that was only if they had the funds. I did think their families were entitled to benefit though as after all they are not the ones on strike. Lets face it though many wives support their husbands actions whilst they are out on strike they don't have much say in the matter.

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