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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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Iron Lady stolen by scrap metal thieves

they come over here, steal our ex prime ministers....‘At this stage we believe Mrs Thatcher may have been accidentally left outside on the street and pinched when no-one was watching by some entrepreneurial rag-and-bone men,’ explained Detective Inspector Dean Morgan who is leading the investigation. ‘With a street value of almost three quid, she could be anywhere by now. My guess is she’s already in a scrapyard, squashed between two Ford Cortinas.’

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Posted: Apr 15th, 2013
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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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Overworked Union bosses plan mass ‘walk-in’

The Union of Union Leaders leader, Patience Jefferson, has called for a ‘day of inaction’ to protest against the unbearable burden being placed on hard-working Union Leaders up and down the country as aggressive posturing, rallies and offers to get around the negotiating table continue to ramp up, but with no increase in their pay.

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Posted: Sep 15th, 2011
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Parents to be Ofsted inspected during teachers’ strike

Homes that are deemed to be failing will be offered the opportunity to become ‘academies’.

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Posted: Jun 30th, 2011
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