HomeBlogOur Public Services, Our NHS and Our Social Security System are Perishing: Why Are The Unions Refusing to Name the Date for A General Strike?
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  • David Moynagh BSc(hons) Msc. October 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    If the unions purpose is to exist without purpose then there is little purpose in looking to them for anything other than navel gazing.. What use is that to anyone ??

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS October 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    The answer is easy, because the the union hierarchy actually support many of the governments policies, including mandatory “WORKFARE”.

    ……see document below, and note the TUC supports it….

    Fair Train Work Experience Project – Helping Young People Into Work
    It is well established that well planned work experience – volunteering to do work with the aim of gaining skills to prove/improve employability – significantly increases the chances that individuals will gain employment.

    Employers too benefit from work experience with its opportunity to get to know new potential employees before taking the decision to employ.

    Unfortunately, work experience has recently received bad publicity with the media portraying it as “unpaid forced labour” and some employers have stopped offering work experience and young people are finding it hard to gain worthwhile work experience.

    The term “Work Experience” covers a diverse range of opportunities – there is no nationally accepted standard and usually no recognition or accreditation of the skills gained by those on a placement, or the commitment of the employees and employers who provide work experience.

    The Fair Train Work Experience Project will address all of these issues by providing:

    Nationally accredited Frameworks for employers and training providers offering work experience including within Traineeships, to ensure it is of a good quality and covers all the characteristics proven to enhance the chances of gaining employment.

    A Quality Mark for Work Experience for those who work to the Frameworks

    Guidance and recognition for employers/employees offering work experience via a “free to use” web based guide as part of the LINKS project.

    Income for employers offering work experience, part funding their time and effort in providing a placement.

    Opportunity to recruit new staff via work experience, reducing advertising costs.

    Opportunities for young people on work experience to gain credit towards apprenticeships in recognition of the skills they have gained.

    The Fair Train Work Experience Project is:

    being delivered by Fair Train being funded by the UKCES

    supported by:

    o The Department for Education
    o the National Apprenticeship Service
    o Skills Third Sector
    o TUC
    o OfSted
    o National Careers Service
    o Greater Manchester LEP
    o North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
    o Rathbone
    o Places for People
    o Third Sector National Learning Alliance

  • Humanity2012 October 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    The Sheople of the UK have been Docile Sheepish and Slavish

    Too many with their Heads in the Sand there has been

    It Amazes Me how Gormless People have been to be
    Brainwashed by the Deficit Pahlava and the Austerity Slavery

  • AllenVincent489 October 13, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Unions can be hypocrital, corrupt, ignorant & discriminatory as well. Ive been with amicus now Unite for many years. They failed me due to not understanding disabilities when I was unlawfully dismissed by Doncaster Nissan in 2010 when I was formally diagnosed with aspergers syndrome and dyspraxia. My repeated complaints were covered up. I made 80 yes eighty recorded verbatim telephone calls via deaf system text relay formally typetalk but got fobbed off, moved around, blanked etc etc.
    Now this is me in The Star newspaper recently PLEASE understand a LOT has happened to my 76yo Mum and I during the last few years, I look awful and exhausted and Mum and I have been manipulated to extremes ………..
    http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/doncaster-dirty-protest-man-in-court-1-6077300

  • Annos October 14, 2013 at 2:01 am

    “Exclusive: Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/exclusive-red-cross-launches-emergency-food-aid-plan-for-uks-hungry-8872496.html

    “IMF explains “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” tax avoidance”

    http://www.finfacts.ie/irishfinancenews/article_1026675.shtml

  • Serenity June 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Like most insurance policies not worth the paper it’s written on, the only assurance being they won’t pay out.

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