General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow has died aged 52. A absolute giant for workers rights, he will be missed greatly.
Thoughts with his family.
If (when) people start moaning about the inconvenience that the tube strike will bring from 9pm tonight, just remember two things:
It is meant to cause inconvenience and as much disruption as possible
Be thankful if you work somewhere, that isn’t cutting jobs and services.
People never seem to understand that losing a days money is difficult for a lot of people but being united is something more important. If you join a union you need to stand up and be counted when called upon, it is the only thing that gives it strength; together we stand, divided we fall.
The Tories don’t just hate unions, they hate communities and any opposing group that may present itself as a united front to any policy that they wish to bring in. Unity is something that is the Tories enemy – they promote individualism and centralisation of policy. Entrepreneurship was about the understanding that you would be quite happy to stab your brother in the back if required – wait didn’t Ed do that to David!
This is why the Unions should form their own political party and challenge the hegemony of Etonian Oxbridge politics.
If only I did.
Over the recent days I have realised where my true calling is – standing up for workers who being bullied by fucking bastard managers and companies. Oh the joy of the cut and thrust of dialogue when all they are saying is “We are going to screw them” and you say “oh no your not…and I will tell you why”
Which side are you on boys!
Representing staff at work through redundancy exercise is quite emotionally draining – especially when you know the Company will try and screw whoever they can. Today the lasting image was the realisation on young student faces that the company are not really on their side!
Unionisation I said – but the company had already implied a couple of years ago my career wouldn’t last long even if I breathed the word union to the wrong people!
The struggle never ends!