2 weeks ago
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
wanker drivers strike
So the latest blow to motorists' sanity is a tanker drivers strike.
I won't go into all the usual stuff about lorry drivers being an endangered species etc, but what struck me was this -
The pay row has erupted because members of Unite claim they are paid the same now as they were in 1992, just under £32,000 a year, despite their working week being 11 hours longer. Source.
Hmmmm. Really? If true one has to ask -
a) What on earth justified these people getting £32,000 in 1992 for a part time job?
b) What sort of union allows its members to lose pay on such a huge % over 16 years?
c) Does the union employ a five year old chimp to do its maths and PR?