September 7th, 2012

Five to Midnight for Pilgrims

It’s crunch time for Pilgrims – today is the last day of the consultation into taxpayer funded trade union officials. Employment lawyer Francis Hoar has written on behalf of the TPA attacking public sector employers for breaking industrial relations law by delegating responsibilities to full time trade union officials. It’s pretty damning stuff:

Over to you Frankie…

UPDATE: If you can’t see the document above click here.


  1. 1
    SPADS DEEP says:

    Hello ! Hello ! i’m here ! Hello ?

  2. 3
    SPADS DEEP says:

    Daves new planning laws to help immigrants find a place to live

    • 5
      Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

      Send them to Portsmouth. My boys will house them and we will find them jobs with Agencies below minimum wage. Lots of money in immigration. Boaz.

  3. 4 says:

    Unions found to be cheats and dishonest. Shock of the year.

  4. 6
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    Good riddance to the self serving so-and-sos

  5. 7
    Hugh Janus says:

    It’s all just PR hype and bluster, like the promised bonfire of the quangos. A few token casualties and then onto the next headline….

    • 18
      Privatise the BBC says:

      Unfortunately, I agree with you.
      There was talk of limiting union work to no more than 50% of time – they’ll just double the number of ‘officials’.
      As you say, a token gesture.

      • 19
        simon r says:

        …and it will all be undone if Dave don’t get a grip and we have Ed Militwat as PM with Vince as his sidekick !

        • 20
          Brown's Barmy Army says:

          Millie’s secret is that he is staying secret – just wait until the eds have to stand up and actually say something positive… the voters will run for cover… away from them.
          Their big idea is a mansion tax… so they can recover our billions and billions of debt and save our economy by taxing a few mansions.. tossers.

    • 24
      Despairing tory voter... says:

      Agreed too. I looked at the consultation and it seemed to be an internal thing only. No input required from the taxpayers or voters thank you very much. So unless Frankie just ignores it and scraps them, its basically not going to say or do a lot…

      Its a fcuking scandal, a money go round to put public funds into Labour pockets…

  6. 8
    Call me Dave says:

    How can I fudge this? Let me count the ways……

  7. 9
    Gonk says:

    I wonder who would win in a fight between mad Frankie and Ed ‘shit bum’ Balls. Possibly Balls, given the age gap, but when Ed got home that night he may find organic matter posted through his letterbox. Along with the odd final demand or summons.

    • 15
      Educated person says:

      Hilarious picture of his bruv in the Mail, stuck outside at the Democrat’s converntion. With the masses instead of inside with the elite. Even the democrats have him sussed.

      • 16
        Educated person says:

        ‘convention’, sorry.

        • 17
          Educated person says:

          Oh dear, I’m making a mess of things here. I thought Ed in the post referred to the fellow currently running Labour, not Mr Cooper. Must pay more attention.

  8. 10
    SP4BS says:

    503 service unavailable.

    Is the scribd server off on union business?

  9. 11
    PitPony says:

    Isn’t there a massive conflict of interest here?
    As an employee your advocate (Trade Union Rep) is bought and paid for by your opponent (Employer)

  10. 12

    Scribd is giving a 503 – service unavailable msg.

  11. 23
    alexsandr says:

    Will those managers who have not been monitoring these pilgrims properly be disciplined?
    thought not.

  12. 25
    Joseph Goebbels says:

    Tomorrow we shall occupy the trade-union buildings. There will be little resistance.

  13. 26
    what an exhibition! says:

    Unions = the definitive good idea gone bad because of their leaders’ megalomaniacal cravings for power, fondness for thuggery and alliances with communist totalitarianism; their machinations nothing whatsoever to do with trying to secure a ‘fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work’ as per the original manifesto.

    What a strange pass for the Martyrs’ commendable movement finds itself at.

  14. 27
    what an exhibition! says:

    I should like to put forward the motion to take industrial action to protest the right of our bruvver the word ‘for’ to retain his unqestionably essential job in the last sentence.

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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