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Middle England civil unrest builds as agricultural advisors’ strike hits The Archers

emergency meeting called at the Bull next Friday, if all the crops aren't ruined by rainA strike by agricultural advisers has led to a mountain of unapproved scripts in the offices and corridors of the Radio 4 flagship drama The Archers.

Arthur Heffer, BBC agricultural liaison executive, explained: ‘Without the scrutiny of a qualified agricultural advisor, it would be sheer madness to let a script go into production.’

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2013
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Special Forces unit drafted in to cover for striking call-centre staff

An elite SAS battalion has been deployed to cover for striking customer support staff at Dyson’s Derbyshire call centre.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2012
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Soldiers ready to replace any striking workers, claims Government

Following the Government’s announcement that Army and RAF service personnel had been ready to perform the work of striking tanker drivers, it was revealed their training will now also encompass all of the traditional ‘stroppy leftie’ professions left in the country.

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Posted: Mar 30th, 2012
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Unite Leader calls for competency on ‘a day of actual action’

revolution of trains' wheels not part of the dealUnite Leader Len McCluskey has today called on his members to ‘show up at work and make sure things go smoothly’ in a bid to disrupt this year’s Olympic games in London.

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Posted: Mar 1st, 2012
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Alan Bleasdale pens ‘gritty southern drama’ about public sector strikes

Osborne. Detention!Bleasdale’s film features striking teachers in grim Southern town Richmond-Upon-Thames who join a brass band as the hardships start to bite.

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Posted: Dec 2nd, 2011
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