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Thread #167283   Message #4080862
Posted By: Steve Shaw
24-Nov-20 - 08:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: 2020 national election, USA - BIDEN wins Nov 7
Subject: RE: BS: 2020 national election, USA - BIDEN wins Nov 7
The emasculation of trade unions over the last three decades in this country has been nothing short of criminal. The upshot is that bosses can sack you on a whim, can give you a short-term contract with no protections whatsoever, can hire you then ring you up first thing to tell you there's no work today, see ya tomorrow, can tell you that you have to pay your own own national insurance and, don't make me laugh, sick pay and holiday pay my arse...

The ugliest euphemism ever coined is that we now have "a flexible jobs market."   That's weasel-speak for we'll sack you whenever we like, we'll take you on but we might not pay you today, you can have three months in work but you'll have to bugger off once we don't need you to clean the caravans until next spring...

And the people who suffer under this quasi-fascist regime are suffering three times worse because of the virus. The ones who didn't suffer still aren't suffering. What a wonderful world...