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Old 2nd Apr 2011, 07:18
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Swiss Cottage
Age: 57
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My response was in reply to the posting of Ryanair's 'roses' to Unite and in the context of Hipennines comment about the consequences of threatening strike action.

So whilst voting yes and then working might shield individuals from specific BA sanctions, the uncertainty caused and potential loss of business elsewhere is still a risk that the members should consider.

Having been lurking around here for a while, it seems one theme of this thread is about the responsibility of the union/branch, which is a fair point.

However, with the power to act (vote) comes personal responsibility and the several thousand who have repeatedly voted for industrial action cannot be excused this.

As my old school teacher used to admonish the kids blaming others 'If <insert name> told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?'
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