ye, Ill be going to work with eggs in my hair and tomatoes on my bum! :happy2: haha! Ill see how it goes, see if any others go in. lolHey 2 days off work, hell ye, but think of it this way... 2 days less pay..
Any why should you be embarrassed or worried, you gotta think of bills etc.. not everyone can afford to strike..
It's not just the 2.5 per cent it's the fact that they want to give 2.5 for the next three years and while inflation is rising at the rate it is council workers are going to be losing out big style, also hearing that councilors are looking at giving themselves 16 percent extra,yeah thats fair, so really it's about time us council workers told them to **** off and we won't take it any more
agreed andy.... the money has to come from somewhere and i may cause an arguement here, but i have several friends who work for the council and they are on a lot of money... basic pay of 14-15k thats more than most people get plus the list of benefits council members getWelcome to the world.........its the same for many of us!!
Anyway, from my experience the only losers are the strikers. If they have to give more then other future benefits will suffer to make up the extra layout.
Try being a sub contractor........no pay rises at all.
Are you in the Union Ceri?
I'm not and as a result I can't strike. We've been told in the past that we must turn up for work, we can't take holidays during the strike, and if we fail to turn up further action will be taken.
As for the 2.5% deal we've been offered, well if you look at the wages we are already on you'll see why we complain. We haven't had a pay rise to match inflation in the 10 years I've worked in Local Government. In fact if I was to go by the ICE Annual Salary Survey for 2008 for Scotland, I'm being payed less than 2/3's what I could earn in the Private sector. Only thing keeping me here is the pension and holidays.
How many of you get bonuses and company cars? We don't. We rarely get authorised overtime. We have to claim back our mileage and use our own cars for work and the mileage rate hasn't changed in 10 years either.