The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

jumping the gun

i noticed today that a post implying that the workers at Hubbards were going to strike has disappeared from a certain other blog. this might be to do with the fact that instead of going on strike the workers concerned actually voted to ratify their new collective agreement. almost the opposite of striking in fact.

i find it interesting that some on the right think that every time workers stop work to meet they must be talking about striking. i'd be surprised if more than 1% of union meetings were actually about taking industrial action - there are just so many other things to talk about, and in fact workers (generally) don't like to strike!

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