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Book your place in a bunker for the 28th

As this date may well be circled by Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-Il and various other ne'er-do-wells. And for why? Because Prospect will be striking at the MoD on that date. Not a union that had top of mind recall, but it turns out to be the fruit of a union between Institute of Professionals Managers and Specialists (IPMS) and the Engineering Managers Association.

Apparently, "This [2.5%] offer is a kick in the teeth for years of commitment by dedicated staff, without whom the front line simply could not function. The action is not an attempt to bring government to its knees, it is a demonstration of resolve that government must value its most skilled staff if it wants decent logistical support for the armed forces". So that's alright then.


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Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:38 am

Having suffered the effects of a work-to-rule by the Marechaussee at Schiphol this week, I can confirm that logistics can easily be buggered by these b******s.  

Blogger Newmania said... 1:05 pm

Lucky everyone likes us isn`t it  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:08 pm

Oh yes....  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:18 pm

28th Feb is a Wednesday - bit of an odd day for a strike isn't it?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:29 pm

WW2 kicked off on a Friday, and WW1 on a Tuesday. Fascinating, huh?

Wednesday is 'Anything can happen day', apparently, so you never know.  

Blogger The Hitch said... 4:36 pm

Are thse the highly skilled dedicated staff who cant manage to send the right ammo to iraq or equip the troops with suitable kit?
sack the f**** lot of them ,  

Blogger Arthurian Legend said... 5:23 pm

Croydonian, being a knowledgable chap, do the workers get paid for the day that they are on strike (providing that the strike does not itself break the relevant law(s)? Can they also be fired and replaced for going on strike?

Just wondering for when I become public services minister...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:32 pm

AL - you have proabably done employment law more recently than I have, but if memory serves no pay is due for strike days, and striking *is* a sackable offence.

And lo and behold, straight from Direct.gov.uk:

If you take industrial action, be aware that:

* your employer may stop paying you as you'll be in breach of contract
* you could lose your job
* you could lose any company benefits

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