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    Torchie1 wrote:
    Perhaps some of these union sheep ought to look back and see what happened to the British Leyland shop floor workers after they were used by the militant Derek Robinson as a tool to pursue his own personal political agenda. The silver lining for the fat controller is that his life will be totally unaffected if his actions caused Freightliner to go bankrupt. A £100K+ salary and minimal council house rent would let him send the newly unemployed strikers a Christmas card if he still remembered them in December.
    Unions and Politics should never mix, but it does like you point out.
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    If you join a Union it's because you want to safe guard your job and your safety at work. Why do they find it diffulcult to just provide this and not end up pursuing their own Socialst/Communist idealisms."
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Strike ballot held for Southampton port freight workers

Southampton port freight workers balloted for strike action

Southampton port freight workers balloted for strike action

First published in Southampton

TRANSPORT union members are to be balloted for strike action at Southampton port's main rail freight operator in a year long dispute over rosters and restructuring.

RMT union General Secretary Bob Crow said last night he was confident they would return a “massive yes vote” for industrial action at the depot in the city docks.

The ballot will open May 16 and close on May 30.

Freightliner has an 80 per cent market share of container rail freight at Southampton, transporting more than 1,000 containers out of the docks every day that would otherwise be taken by lorry.

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