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unions in the UK are very reluctant to get involved with part timers, even if it's not by the employee's choice as unions believe everyone should have a full time job.

This is a very, very grave mistake for the union to make.

First you organize. Then you mobilize. And then you walk out on all the insecure part-time shit. En bloc.

If you have lost your ability to mobilize, to the extent that you can't even write a Labour government's legislation anymore, then you are in no position to refuse to organize part-timers.

When did British unions lose the plot?

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 04:31:10 PM EST
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They have always been very conservative organisations who are always trying to preserve the past rather than improve the future.

In the 50s it was a strength but even by the mid 60s it was a weakness. In the 80s it was the fatal flaw which thatcher exploited with contemptuous ease

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 04:53:27 PM EST
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