Odd description of a union

It’s funny where your name can pop up. A comment in a thread about unions:

How strange that an employer advises against joining a union. Wonders will never cease.

gsays, being part of a union affects much more than just your immediate work conditions. It also means you get to feed into Labour policy and get to build solidarity and organisation with other workers. These days, when government and employers want to atomise and individualise us, this is more important than ever.

Being a member of an active union is like being part of the Standard community, but without Pete George.

I can easily envisage a union without me in it. I’ve never been in a union by choice. I have felt comfortable dealing directly with my employers, or getting a different job.

But an active union being likened to ‘the Standard community’ is not a very flash look for unions. Any union member that doesn’t read Marx is blacklisted? If you disagree with the uniion head you get abused and thrown out of the union?

And then it wouold depend on whether you belonged to the right union or not. One unionist got a blast today:

[lprent: How dare you. Piss off out of my sight you pumped up small minded pathetically limp excuse for an activist. You just lost your ranting rights here for a while.

Maybe Pat isn’t from one of the Standard unions.

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  1. Kittycatkin

     /  2nd February 2015

    The working class can kiss my arse,
    I’ve got the foreman’s job at last.

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    • kiwi_guy

       /  2nd February 2015

      All those uni qualifications you claim to have and you are stuck in a time warp of a 19th Century approach to industrial relations.

      Reply

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