Thursday, 30 June 2011

Union blues

In an ideal world we would all like to earn more and work less for our money and it seems our unions have decided that they wish to adhere to this fantasy world whatever may happen. We as a country/world are technically speaking financially buggered! as a combination of sharp banking practise, cheap credit and profligate government have lead us to the brink of insolvency. Those of us of a more conservative nature have watched with horror as people have lived as they say 'champagne lifestyles on lemonade money' with no thought to the inevitable hangover that follows such a binge. Whatever or whoever is responsible for our financial position is now of little consequence, we just have to adjust our lives to the new economic reality and hope to emerge at some future time as unscathed as possible. Working longer and for less with more responsibility for pension provision is something many of us have had to accept recently but it seems our hard left union leaders have decided that this is the rock they will stand and fight on to try and bring down the hated conservative govt ( I say conservative here with tongue in cheek). I can only hope that the majority of hard working people realise that we live now in a not so brave new world and the promises and dreams of yesterday mean nought as we try as a country and as individuals to find our place in the financial wasteland we have landed in....oh well onwards and upwards I hope.


Albert said...

It's a shame they didn't go out on strike when Brown robbed the private pensions each year to bribe the civil servants to vote for him, besides you put your pension pot into a savings account not a current account, then you wouldn't have a goverment 1.2 trillion public pension hole, 13years of spend, spend, bribe, bribe, housing bubbles ,lies ,shipping billions to the EEC every year and where are we, still walking a few miles in front of the USA going down the same yellow brick road to nowhere as both countries have bad management.

wv colin don't know a colin

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Speaking as a productive skilled worker who has had no rise at all for three years now, I can't claim to have much sympathy for the parasite class who are trying to protect their privileges.

In fact, to employ a well-known phrase, "The sympathy meter is reading zero".

Suck it up, leeches, with any luck your cushy days are over.

Affer said...

Well written Thud. Despite being one of their number, I particularly despise the attitude of those in the teaching 'profession' who saw fit to desert their posts on Thursday. These workers in the public sector contribute not one jot to UK plc's income, but soak up a disproportionate amount of the profits. A plague on them.

James Higham said...

I think I see one of our fellow bloggers there. Maybe not.

Electro-Kevin said...

A friend of mine retires from the police aged 50 soon.

He could well take the pension for longer than he served in the job.

Whatever he's paid into it won't be enough. This is simply unsustainable.