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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:36 pm 
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As for the crash of '08; that was our chance to oust the establishment. Only thing I can blame the E.U. for is giving the establishment a lifeline of credit at the time with which to struggle through and protect the vested interests; this along with 23% VAT and pension raid on the poor people got them over the line.


Yep this was the x-factor I'm not sure any of us saw so clearly. It's one that has been insidious in it's workout (time induced fatigue=hidden hand undectect). I guess tptb knew how to play their hand enough to protect themselves in the short-term. Still they are as they're back then dependent on the kindness of strangers as Morgan put it.

So in summary the EU setup a tab as such to finance a lost decade while the bandits made out like... well bandits.


It is the lack of a valid option for acceptable regime change that was the problem? Terrorists who claim to be reformed ex-terrorists or socialist loons who'd have a state supported O'Dell Teo producing 2008 spec desktop computers in 2016 that nobody but the public sector growing at exponential speeds would buy and only then because they were forced to do so.


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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:29 pm 
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http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/du ... 80319.html

strike is frozen tomorrow..

ps. they want to earn even more than 830€/week... as they rejected proposed 8.25% increase.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:34 pm 
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http://www.irishtimes.com/business/tran ... -1.2805756

They want 15% ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
884€ / week
46k€ per annum.

#seemslegit

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:30 pm 
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Now, over to you Bus Eireann and Irish Rail

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0929/820054-dublin-bus/
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The deal will see staff receive pay rises totalling 11.25% over three years which equates to 3.75% a year - around the same as the Luas deal, but significantly higher than average awards elsewhere in the private sector.
It represents a significant improvement on the 8.25% (2.75% per year) on offer under a Labour Court recommendation previously rejected by the workforce...
...The deal is not linked to additional productivity.
The first 3.75% is backdated to 1 January of this year. The second phase is due on 1 January 2017, with the final tranche payable on 1 January 2018.
Under the deal, staff will be expected to cooperate with the introduction of drug and alcohol testing at work.
The proposal states that “the testing will be carried out post-accident, for cause and randomly. The random selection will be 5% of employees in any given year"...
..Cooperation will also be expected on measures to reduce absenteeism.

I expected the settlement to be in the middle of what both sides wanted so 11.25% is there or thereabouts. No shock.
But to think in this day and age, and in that line of work, that D&A testing is only coming in now and on such a small scale is mind boggling. And that it had to be negotiated with pay rises to buy it....it just shows you how much power Managment have in Public Service organisations.


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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:42 pm 
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The random drug and alcohol testing seems, eh, light.

5% of the workforce per year. You could turn up shitfaced every day and still make it to retirement without getting busted.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:45 pm 
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Eschatologist wrote:
The random drug and alcohol testing seems, eh, light.

5% of the workforce per year. You could turn up shitfaced every day and still make it to retirement without getting busted.


Well you have approximately a 50% chance of being tested over 13 years.

The post-accident thing seems to make sense though.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:04 pm 
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Well you have approximately a 50% chance of being tested over 13 years.

Sure, but 1 in 8 high-functioning crack addicts could make it to 40 years service.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:21 pm 
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Eschatologist wrote:
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Well you have approximately a 50% chance of being tested over 13 years.

Sure, but 1 in 8 high-functioning crack addicts could make it to 40 years service.


I think a bus driver on crack would be fine. It's the ones who drink that we should worry about.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:17 pm 
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This shit makes me worried now.

I thought that there are some checks for drivers like in other civilised countries with drink problem...

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:34 am 
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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/ ... -1.2834745
More 'government by media briefing' GBMB by FG
Anyone else smell the panic from FG ?
Also it's unclear to me did Pat Leahy talk to a civil servant ? Or did he talk to a minister who had talked to a civil servant ?


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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:12 pm 
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SIPTU prepared for all-out strike at Bus Éireann

http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0202/849635-bus-eireann/

Could be the final nail in the coffin for the turd of a service that is Bus Eireann

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:24 pm 
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Powers that be seem to be (sensibly) insisting that the bits that can compete should compete, and the parts with a social mandate should continue to be subsidised.


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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Travelling public to be shafted again

http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0221/854155 ... ck-at-wrc/

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:55 pm 
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NegativeEquity wrote:
Travelling public to be shafted again

http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0221/854155 ... ck-at-wrc/


I hope we see some major problem and bankruptcy with clear signal that elephant in the room is the problem..

Oh I forgot, it's socialist republic of Ireland. I will pay the bill for public sector dance as always.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike Season
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:19 pm 
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All-out strike at Bus Éireann to begin next Monday

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/fina ... -1.2991223

Interesting to see how this plays out. At the moment the strike could be fatal for Bus Éireann (and its employees).

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