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    • KEV25
    • By KEV25 5th Oct 17, 8:10 AM
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    Class action against Unite Union
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    • 5th Oct 17, 8:10 AM
    Class action against Unite Union 5th Oct 17 at 8:10 AM
    Yet another round of strikes from Unite Union, a deliberate act to cause havoc for the public trying to get to work, costing us all time and money.

    I'm fed up and want to take 'action' (action is doing something, anything. Whereas strike is literally the opposite, doing nothing, but they still refer to it as industrial action) against the people who deliberately cause havoc every time they don't like something they hear. Actively encouraging financial attacks on the people of the UK, causing millions if not billions in additional costs over the past couple of years.

    The impact of strike actions isn't just a delay getting to work, it's the extra few thousand cars on the road, causing pollution and costing people extra in fuel. It's the little charges you don't initially think of, for example the usually free car park at the train station near me have all been closed as replacement busses have to turn in there, meaning the 80 people that can normally park in there all have to pay £7.50 to park. I know of someone who was on a final warning at work for being late who is now terrified she'll lose her job because the strikes have made her late. It's ridiculous and the company responsible for it is Unite Union, they arrange the strikes and car only about themselves, there is no negative repercussions for them as a result of them not doing the job they are contractually obligated to do.

    Class actions cases can now be taken where huge numbers have been impacted. It's easy to prove that Unit knew what impact their latest round of strikes would have, as that's why they did it. I would like to see every person financially impacted join together (unite, if you will) and hit the union bosses where it hurts, in their very fat wallets.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 5th Oct 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:27 AM
    I would suggest that you pm the BG on here and ask for this to be moved as this doesn't seem to be the most appropriate board for your post. Perhaps the 'campaign' board might be more appropriate.
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 5th Oct 17, 9:53 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:53 AM
    Yet another round of strikes from Unite Union, a deliberate act to cause havoc for the public trying to get to work, costing us all time and money.

    I'm fed up and want to take 'action' (action is doing something, anything. Whereas strike is literally the opposite, doing nothing, but they still refer to it as industrial action) against the people who deliberately cause havoc every time they don't like something they hear. Actively encouraging financial attacks on the people of the UK, causing millions if not billions in additional costs over the past couple of years.

    The impact of strike actions isn't just a delay getting to work, it's the extra few thousand cars on the road, causing pollution and costing people extra in fuel. It's the little charges you don't initially think of, for example the usually free car park at the train station near me have all been closed as replacement busses have to turn in there, meaning the 80 people that can normally park in there all have to pay £7.50 to park. I know of someone who was on a final warning at work for being late who is now terrified she'll lose her job because the strikes have made her late. It's ridiculous and the company responsible for it is Unite Union, they arrange the strikes and car only about themselves, there is no negative repercussions for them as a result of them not doing the job they are contractually obligated to do.

    Class actions cases can now be taken where huge numbers have been impacted. It's easy to prove that Unit knew what impact their latest round of strikes would have, as that's why they did it. I would like to see every person financially impacted join together (unite, if you will) and hit the union bosses where it hurts, in their very fat wallets.
    Originally posted by KEV25


    Ye, except where's your contract?........
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 5th Oct 17, 11:01 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:01 AM
    What would be the legal basis for your action? TUs have immunity carrying out industrial action otherwise employers would already be suing them for inducing breaches of contract.
    Last edited by Manxman in exile; 05-10-2017 at 11:06 AM. Reason: add
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 5th Oct 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 12:44 PM
    would be interesting to know why you think Unite is responsible for the rail disruption caused by the RMT?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england

    or do you mean a different set of strikes?
    http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/?page=1
    • bris
    • By bris 6th Oct 17, 9:36 PM
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    So you think it's OK for large corporations to walk all over their employees without any consequence?
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 6th Oct 17, 11:27 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 11:27 PM
    So you think it's OK for large corporations to walk all over their employees without any consequence?
    Originally posted by bris

    Yes he does, plus, he's not in a union. Well I hope he's not in a union...
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 8th Oct 17, 5:36 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 5:36 AM
    Hopefully the OP was looking for a rant rather than actually carrying out any action, which would be extremely difficult. When one person is accusing someone/something else of selfishness, I always wonder if they have heard the 'pot kettle black' saying. Does the OP know anything about why the strike has been called, do they not realise that these people must feel very strongly to lose wages to make their point?

    Having worked for several employers who ride rough shod over employees I very much regret the lack of power Unions have, inspite of having lived through the days when it seemed like every week we had days without electricity, bread etc. That was getting stupid, but now, its not the same situation.
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