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Brown's winter could be full of discontent
Friday, September 07, 2007
Problems loom for the government and the phrase 'winter of discontent' has been mentioned as the TUC has said it will talk tough to Gordon Brown and Unison has rejected a pay that broke the government's 2 per cent ceiling for the public sector. Brown will address the TUC conference on Monday.
Congress leader Brendan Barber called the pay limit "rigid" and "unjustified". Claiming that
public sector workers feel "demoralised", Barber said: "I hope the government reflects very carefully on the political consequences as well as the industrial consequences. We don't know anyone who thinks that cutting the take-home pay of vital workers such as nurses and prison officers will make much of an impact on inflation. We certainly cannot afford a repeat of this next year."

What is happening here? With the miracle fading fast and HPI no longer placating the herd Gordon has got to come up with some real money to pay his cohorts of civil servants used to create the miracle in the first place.

Looks like his miracle has come back to bite him on his Scots ****?

Message to Cameron: Throw it mate if he calls one.

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Brown's winter could be full of discontent
Friday, September 07, 2007
Problems loom for the government and the phrase 'winter of discontent' has been mentioned as the TUC has said it will talk tough to Gordon Brown and Unison has rejected a pay that broke the government's 2 per cent ceiling for the public sector. Brown will address the TUC conference on Monday.
Congress leader Brendan Barber called the pay limit "rigid" and "unjustified". Claiming that
public sector workers feel "demoralised", Barber said: "I hope the government reflects very carefully on the political consequences as well as the industrial consequences. We don't know anyone who thinks that cutting the take-home pay of vital workers such as nurses and prison officers will make much of an impact on inflation. We certainly cannot afford a repeat of this next year."

What is happening here? With the miracle fading fast and HPI no longer placating the herd Gordon has got to come up with some real money to pay his cohorts of civil servants used to create the miracle in the first place.

Looks like his miracle has come back to bite him on his Scots ****?

Message to Cameron: Throw it mate if he calls one.

He should lay them off, that would sort the problem out.

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He should lay them off, that would sort the problem out.

Great- lets alienate the people who actually do something useful in this country. Australia is crying out for people apparently.

Shame they dont need a new P.M.

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He should lay them off, that would sort the problem out.

The problem with this is that civil servants have been behind the miraculous job growth in the UK and particularly in NI. If they let tens of thousands go that means tens of thousands of houses on the market...............hang on, that's a good idea isn't it? :)

How long before the markets realise Gordon is not wearing any trunks as the tide is almost out? A month perhaps?

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Great- lets alienate the people who actually do something useful in this country. Australia is crying out for people apparently.

Shame they dont need a new P.M.

:lol::lol: :angry:

Do something? Not all of them. Nurses e.t.c OK, but many are blood suckers.

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Millions of employees are about to find they are a very long way up the brown stream with no means of propulsion.

The cost of everything they buy is going through the roof whilst wages stagnate.

The fear this will create will result in panic selling of property before too much longer IMHO

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Message to Cameron: Throw it mate if he calls one.

Yes. The idea of watching Flash Gordon being ripped to shreds by the union wolves makes it almost tempting to vote Labour.

Unless of course the tories bring back Maggie. She'd sort'em out. :P

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He should lay them off, that would sort the problem out.

Indeed, could be an opportunity to clear out dead wood...

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http://www.publicservant.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=3754
Brown's winter could be full of discontent
Friday, September 07, 2007
Problems loom for the government and the phrase 'winter of discontent' has been mentioned as the TUC has said it will talk tough to Gordon Brown and Unison has rejected a pay that broke the government's 2 per cent ceiling for the public sector. Brown will address the TUC conference on Monday.
Congress leader Brendan Barber called the pay limit "rigid" and "unjustified". Claiming that
public sector workers feel "demoralised", Barber said: "I hope the government reflects very carefully on the political consequences as well as the industrial consequences. We don't know anyone who thinks that cutting the take-home pay of vital workers such as nurses and prison officers will make much of an impact on inflation. We certainly cannot afford a repeat of this next year."

What is happening here? With the miracle fading fast and HPI no longer placating the herd Gordon has got to come up with some real money to pay his cohorts of civil servants used to create the miracle in the first place.

Looks like his miracle has come back to bite him on his Scots ****?

Message to Cameron: Throw it mate if he calls one.

I think with the economy, healthcare and education systems at a zenith of perfection I may be bringing forward my sabbatical to Nepal to teach village children the dangers of Lysenkoism.

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Congress leader Brendan Barber called the pay limit "rigid" and "unjustified". Claiming that

public sector workers feel "demoralised", Barber said: "I hope the government reflects very carefully on the political consequences as well as the industrial consequences. We don't know anyone who thinks that cutting the take-home pay of vital workers such as nurses and prison officers will make much of an impact on inflation. We certainly cannot afford a repeat of this next year."

So, it appears they did get away with it: this reads to me as: we won't strike this year, but we will if you don't sort us out next year?

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Millions of employees are about to find they are a very long way up the brown stream with no means of propulsion.

The cost of everything they buy is going through the roof whilst wages stagnate.

The fear this will create will result in panic selling of property before too much longer IMHO

I read it slightly differently. From Bob Crowe to the newly militant TUC to the threatened Civil Service strikes this is all tracking towards a pay battle, and this time I think the strikers may just win.

The latest US employment figures show something similar, manufacturing and construction leading total employment sharply down, but the service sector leading total wages up by 3.9%.

That combination spells a year or two of stagflation, which from a house price persepctive is the most lethal combination possible.

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Great- lets alienate the people who actually do something useful in this country. Australia is crying out for people apparently.

Shame they dont need a new P.M.

Shame they wheel the doctors and nurses out at times like this. Public Sector workers is actually an army of thousands of non jobs, however its like wannabe MP's holding babies for photo shoots, pure theatre.

Cut the public sector non jobs by 50% and the public would not even notice.

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Shame they wheel the doctors and nurses out at times like this. Public Sector workers is actually an army of thousands of non jobs, however its like wannabe MP's holding babies for photo shoots, pure theatre.

Cut the public sector non jobs by 50% and the public would not even notice.

probably.

when they raised them 50% i didnt notice......

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