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how's the public reacting to the strikes? are they supportive? I imagine it might vary based on location. how are people in London handling it?

It's difficult to tell. The polling can go either way depending on how it's put them and the media are pulling out all the stops to present things as unfavourably as possible and keep people in the dark - last night's Question Time was appalling, whole audience seemed to be Tory weirdos.

That more and more people are looking to go on strike suggests it's cutting through though. Apparently there's been a spike in union interest too.
 

wektor

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I bought a bike a month ago or so and have missed the commute jazz, what's actually happening as a result of the strikes taking place?
How heavy are they actually? Is it all trains in England, or wot?
Also not a telly owner (watch this, tv license officer), and not familiar with the bri ish news programmes etc. so can anyone explain to me who all these people named in this thread are?
 
Its been quite chilled on the roads down here. Wednesday in Essex/SE was absolute chaos but thats because of crashes on the M11/A2 and a spillage on the QE bridge

I do know of a lad taking 7 hours to get "up north" from down here on the trains Wednesday though which is sickening really

Mick Lynch is the leader of the Union leading these strikes. To explain the cornucopia of cunts he's interacting with is a waste of my time and yours
 

luka

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how's the public reacting to the strikes? are they supportive? I imagine it might vary based on location. how are people in London handling it?
i got a bus today. yesterday i got a boat. i dont think there was a strike yesterday i just wanted to get a boat.
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Tories interfering in Wales now to go after the unions.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Once again trade unions are holding the country to ransom by grinding crucial public services and businesses to a halt. The situation we are in is not sustainable.

“Repealing these 1970s-era restrictions will give businesses freedom to access fully skilled staff at speed, all while allowing people to get on with their lives uninterrupted to help keep the economy ticking.
 

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He was one of the co-authors of Britannia Unchained along with Raab, Truss and Patel.


The book is written by Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and Elizabeth Truss, five Conservative MPs who were elected in May 2010 and belong to the party's Thatcherite-leaning Free Enterprise Group. The text sets out their vision for the United Kingdom's future as a leading player in the global economy, arguing that Britain needs to adopt a far-reaching form of free market economics, with fewer employment laws and suggesting the United Kingdom should learn lessons from the business and economic practices of other countries, including Canada, Australia and the tiger economies of the Far East like China and Singapore.
 

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Bunch of BT workers going on strike now too.

Look at this joker...

BT’s chief executive Philip Jansen, who received a 32% pay rise last year to £3.5m due to bonuses and share awards, has said the company cannot afford to sweeten its staff deal. BT made almost £2bn in profits for the year to the end of March, with shareholders receiving £700m in dividends.
 

Leo

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that said, CEO making $3.5 million seems paltry for a company with 2 billion pound profits.
 
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