Rally – Thurs Nov 30 2006

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23 Responses to Rally – Thurs Nov 30 2006
Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:03 pm 29 Nov 06

introduced public order?

shauno shauno 3:31 pm 29 Nov 06

The aqueducts?

Thumper Thumper 3:23 pm 29 Nov 06

Yeah, what did the Unions ever do for us?

(Cue Python responses….)

Whitey Whitey 2:05 pm 29 Nov 06

All the conditions we now enjoy were fought for over many decades by unions! From toilets to tea-room, fridge to flexi-time, sick-leave to showers.
I work with a bloke who is one of the laziest fucks I know – & he’s not in the union.
The conditions that are there should be treasured, not given up easily. Those that don’t help fight for them are only too happy to take the benefits without the commitment (eg pandy.)
Good onya Variodivers for the support.

S4anta S4anta 10:47 am 28 Nov 06

dont forget Co-operatives (buidling societies and others), licensed clubs and anything else you pay a ‘joining fee’ for, eq.

terubo terubo 7:54 am 28 Nov 06

To take your argument one step further, equalitarian, RiotACT is also a Union – as I have long suspected.

equalitarian equalitarian 10:47 pm 27 Nov 06

Unions are a bunch of people who get together to achieve something for the group. Because someone on their own maybe can’t do it. Charities are unions, fire brigades are unions, police are unions, your neighborhood friends are unions. Co-operation for a common goal.
Marxist/Lenninist, commo, reds under the bed bullshit versions of unions is all scarey crap that belongs back in 1950s.
When ordinary people get screwed by the biggest unions in the world (K-Mart, Mickey Dees, Billiton, etc) you have to get together to try to fix the probs.
One person, on their own, has no chance.
JWH’s IR laws are a big part of the US/OZ Free Trade agreement and not too many people even bothered to read the fine print.

Pandy Pandy 10:46 pm 27 Nov 06

And Poms Vic. Whinging at that.

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 10:02 pm 27 Nov 06

Unions are nothing but legalised sheltered workshops for bludgers and underachievers.

More strength to the new IR laws.

terubo terubo 9:10 pm 27 Nov 06

Too bad you won’t get paid now, Nyssa…

nyssa76 nyssa76 8:36 pm 27 Nov 06

My name was handed to the “boss” as one of a group going on Thursday – without my consent! I don’t believe in strike action – that’s what voting is for.

I am not amused.

I’ll be at work on Thursday – I’ve got reports to write.

equalitarian equalitarian 8:19 pm 27 Nov 06

BE THERE ! Then beg the question how exploited workers can take a half day off, on a Thursday. Did I get the sack for protesting the agreement we signed, boss?
It’s always worth it, but the truly exploited will be still hammering the rocks in the quarry of life.

Pandy Pandy 7:49 pm 27 Nov 06

yeah could johnboy please note that we who access RiotAct from work get noted for high download bandwidth?

cut the photos down in size or cut them out please.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 7:33 pm 27 Nov 06

243kb images on the front page make Woody’s dial-up connection cry.

And keep your grubby fucking hands off my AWA, union tossers.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 5:47 pm 27 Nov 06

that should have said thursday not tuesday.. and yes I may well have licked my fingers AND twirled my nipples.

Pandy Pandy 5:39 pm 27 Nov 06

Did you lick your fingers and twirl your nipples just then AD?

Absent Diane Absent Diane 5:37 pm 27 Nov 06

they are all hot. i have heard the guy playing bass for them on tuesday has an extrodinary set of man boobs – now that is finger lickin’ hot!!

Pandy Pandy 5:06 pm 27 Nov 06

Yeah but the unions would like to see all AWAs eliminated. That would mean a loss in pay for me. No wonder I quit the union.

booka booka 5:05 pm 27 Nov 06

Exactly. A bit of constructive dialogue on work conditions is fine, but to have no choice is archaic and not on!

Also: the guy in the striped t-shirt is hot.


Thumper Thumper 4:19 pm 27 Nov 06


you simply cannot remove the collective bargaining powers from people. It allows exploitation of those who may not be in a situation where they can defend themselves.

AWAs are fine, but don’t make them compulsory. Collective bargaining and AWAs can exist at the same time.

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