Posts tagged ‘Strikes’

January 30, 2012

Public Duty

As RBS chief executive Stephen Hester waives his bonus of approximately £1m, the tube drivers reject a £500 bonus offer to work during the Olympics.

They may seem hardly comparative, but somehow they are….

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June 30, 2011

Strike It Lucky

Is it true that the older you become, the more right-wing you become?  I fancy myself as quite the socialist but as I sit here in Delhi reading about the teachers’ strike in England I find my sympathy somewhat waning.

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June 22, 2011

Civil Servants Strike

I received an email notification yesterday from the British Library advising me of the strike action taking place on the 30th June 2011 by all numerous public services.

Librarians join teachers, prison officers, immigration officials and other civil servants to strike, rally, protest over a 24 hour period. An estimated 750,000 people are expected to participate in this demonstration against pension changes, pay cuts and job losses.

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