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RMT to protest about ‘any and all future improvements to the tube’

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union, which represents the majority of staff working on the London underground, has initiated a major change of policy.  Instead of protesting about each individual improvement to the tube network as it has suggested, they plan to protest now about all the improvements currently proposed, and any more they come up with in future.

‘It’s all part of improving efficiency and streamlining the service we provide our members,’ said one union official.  ’Rather than organising a new bespoke protest every time, we’ll put together one all-encompassing protest about progress in general, and simply wheel it out whenever it’s needed…

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Posted: Oct 21st, 2015
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Self-employed plumber still on strike

can't stand idly by watching his career go down the drainSelf-employed Bolton plumber Dave North has today announced further strikes in an ongoing and increasingly bitter row with himself over pay and benefits.

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Posted: Oct 5th, 2015
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Emotional baggage handlers ‘very nervous’ about strike ballot

fears for tears‘Taking people’s emotional baggage on board is nerve-rackingly unpredictable,’ says handler Vic Smythe. ‘That’s why this strike is justified. Although a lot of us are terrified of the outcome. Terrified I tell you!’

Mr Smythe has been in the job five years. He explains: ‘This is a job that requires you to be genuinely sensitive to people, not like nursing, social work or being minister for disabled people. A new Samsonite his ‘n hers means a honeymoon, and your heart just melts.’

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2014
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Unions condemn action as Union of Union-Workers votes to strike

jobs for the boys for the boys, and girls, brother, er, sisterThere were accusations and no small amount of confusion today as the Union of Union Workers announced an overwhelming vote by its members in favour of strike action in their long-running dispute with Union bosses over pay and union representation.

UwU boss Jim Cooper was in defiant mood following the results of today’s vote, threatening to bring chaos to the summer strike-season after 95% of the highly unionised Union-workers voted in favour of strikes.

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Posted: Jul 14th, 2014
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Higher incompetency skills become essential requirement for Dixons Carphone staff

Potential mass protests and strikes may be on the cards for the newly merged Dixons and Carphone Warehouse group. Retail staff members are not happy that the requirements of the job have now ballooned to include being incompetent, unhelpful, clueless, and arrogant on an even bigger range of electronics goods.

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Posted: May 21st, 2014
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