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Old 21st Jun 2022, 22:25
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Originally Posted by Colonel_Klink View Post
Iíll start with saying that I am not familiar at all with the specifics of the rail disputes that are occurring in the UK - but simply saying that because everyone else hasnít had a pay rise means that unionised workers shouldnít be able to ask for pay rises is completely non sensical.

In a world of rising inflation and low wages growth - why is their such anger at those groups that dare ask for a pay rise?

Nutloose, Article 23 of the UNís charter on human rights allows for people to join trade unions (ie itís a basic human right), and UK law clearly allows those unions to take industrial action under a pretty prescriptive set of circumstances.

Itís interesting that those advocating that workers in industry thatís considered to be a key national infrastructure should not be allowed to strike, yet those same people argue that these pieces of infrastructure should be sold off and run privately. Privatising the profits and socialising the losses comes to mind.

I do not begrudge any worker in the current economic environment to be asking for increased pay.

And comments along the line of Ďsack them all and make them reapply for their jobí and that the answer to a family with 4 kids on a single income is for the Ďmother to get off her arse and find a jobí shows youíve really got no clue just how tough it can be out there.
If you are saying that you canít afford the bills on you income, which by the way is above average for the specific skill level, and your other half isnít helping out. Then expecting your company to arbitrarily fix it for you is complete nonsense.

We only have 2 kids and we could not live the life we want on one salary. And that is the life we want. If you actually canít manage at all on one salary then suck it up and get to work!
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