Monday, 7 September 2009

So, what do you do when the money runs out?

Eh, brethren?

One of Britain’s biggest unions — which has campaigned fiercely against government cutbacks to public sector pensions — is to cut back its scheme for its own staff, The Times has learnt.

Unison, which represents 1.3 million local government and NHS workers, can no longer afford its final-salary scheme for employees and has set out initial proposals to cut costs.


So now it's starting to become apparent to even the unions that there is no such thing as a money tree. I wonder how it feels to union employees to taste the bitter hypocrisy of working for an organisation that calls for benefits for other people that it won't even grant to its own staff. And I wonder how people who have to deal with these cunts are going to enjoy, savour and probably masturbate over calling them to account over their fucking hypocrisy.

And perhaps, when union members reflect on the death of their final salary pension schemes, I wonder whether they will draw any conclusions about Gorgon's raiding of pension schemes to fund his "progressive agenda" of "social justice" and wonder if it was really worth it.

Tip of the clown wig to Timmy.

10 comments:

SumoKing said...

yeah yeah right

everyone is skint

stop stalling and get on with the motorvation

JuliaM said...

"I wonder how it feels to union employees to taste the bitter hypocrisy of working for an organisation that calls for benefits for other people that it won't even grant to its own staff."

Hey, if they ever figure out that there's no such thing as a free lunch, the first thing they'll save on will be the union fees. If they are smart, that is...

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Carlsberg don't do irony, but if they did.....

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

Well, Unison fucked me right over, when I was a member once. So I can't say I'm really all that bothered that the self-righteous pricks are now suffering. Makes me feel good that their pension will be as bad as mine.

SaltedSlug said...

So, what do you do when the money runs out?

In their case I hope it involves wanking tramps for coins.

Mitch said...

perhaps they will strike! how funny would that be....Monty python levels of insanity.

Joe Public said...

With a cracking series of posts today, Obo, I suggest that you apply for a commentary position on Radio2's "Thought for the day"

Rob said...

They'll blame the Tories, as always. These are not sane people.

vervet said...

This is just the most delicious of ironies.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Glorious. It reminds me of the time that the Guardian job adverts mentioned that the salary/benefits package include BUPA healthcare.

The NHS - good enough for some ...