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Re: The people who REALLY want to ban easter

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:03 am 
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Big Rob wrote:
There's plenty of people who work bank holidays and not just in the public sector.

Sincerely, large financial corporations caused this mess and now it's the fault of the ordinary worker that the economy is still in a mess?

I am the surprised that the CEBR is not getting a few turds in the the post.


Have you seen the price of stamps these days??


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:38 pm 
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I assume the CEBR are leading the way by attending work as normal on Bank Holidays.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:03 pm 
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The BBC by about 6 were trotting out someone else from another think tank that mentioned that the less holidays a worker has the less productive they become so the impact would according to him be smaller than the figures suggest.

It was a slow news day so they knew they could get it high up and it was also topical.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:22 am 
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Worked it out now - assuming CEBR's figures are correct, if we scrap all bank holidays the GDP will go up by a grand total of... 1.34%.
Somehow I can't see the public giving up all those holidays for such a measly amount!

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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
I assume the CEBR are leading the way by attending work as normal on Bank Holidays.


I'm sure it must have been a tea break, but I tried their number and was diverted to an answering machine.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:44 pm 
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I hope you left a message.

People like them getting in the news must be an example of this "cultural Marxism" I heard about on the Telegraph site.


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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
I hope you left a message.

People like them getting in the news must be an example of this "cultural Marxism" I heard about on the Telegraph site.


I've yet to figure out how to send a turd down a phoneline (Even a Bristol #7).


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You need an app called "Squitter"

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:38 pm 
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JuanTwoThree wrote:
You need an app called "Squitter"


Excellent, I'll check at my local crapple store.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:35 am 
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Have you tried "Angry Turds"? I hear it is very popular.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:37 pm 
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Good news from Ellesmere Port.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18098657

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As part of an agreement to invest in the factory, Vauxhall workers voted by 94% in favour of a new four-year pay and conditions deal that would enable the plant to work around the clock for 51 weeks of the year if necessary.


Sounds like they'll be working Easter as normal. Must be a lot of Muslims in that union.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Good news from Ellesmere Port.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18098657

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As part of an agreement to invest in the factory, Vauxhall workers voted by 94% in favour of a new four-year pay and conditions deal that would enable the plant to work around the clock for 51 weeks of the year if necessary.


Sounds like they'll be working Easter as normal. Must be a lot of Muslims in that union.


No problems with that here provided the shifts are adequately staffed, no forced overtime and a decent rate for the unsocial hours.
(I have no idea whether that's the case, just saying)..


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