Post # 1
I am a civil servant, and our union….the PCS (public & Commercial services) are taking us out on strike on 30th June, then again on 1,2,3,4,5th September. its all to do with the drop in pensions and pay freezes. i have never been on strike before. the superviser in our office TOLD me i cant!
HELLO? she isn’t even in the union, i am, and i am not a scab…..(what a horrible name) so she is not obliged to strike, but i feel it my duty to stand up for them and with them. She too will benefit from it if we are successful. we are protected by the union, and we strike on full pay, and we are not allowed to be prevented from striking.
Even if i wasnt too bothered about it before…..i certainly am not having her tell me i cant…..she’s not allowed to do that. beyatch!
Post # 3
The Union doesn’t take anyone out on strike.
It is a vote of the majority of the members that takes the Union out on strike.
You do need to find out if this is legal job action. If it is, then as a Union member you are obligated to particpate. If it is legal job action, your supervisor cannot stop you, nor can she retaliate.
The Union cannot advocate illegal job action. If individuals participate in illegal job action, they are responsible for the consequences themselves.
Post # 4
yeah, i suppose i didnt word it right, i meant, we members of the union are going out on strike.
in a ballot, 61% voted for strike action. it is a legal strike.
the PCS members are maily civil servants , teachers etc. yes i know she cant stop me, but i was just gobsmacked at the attitude she had, expecting that i wouldnt.