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striker, striker, STRIKER

The question has been asked on “Are public servants to blame for Dublin’s traffic?”

Here is how the roads look at lunch time today:

It appears those who dont want to be called scabs or blacklegs have either spent the day lying in bed or have fucked off up the north to spend the money that they apparently don’t have.

A strikebreaker is someone who continues to work during strike action by trade unionists or temporary and permanent replacement workers hired to take the place of those on strike. Strikebreakers are commonly given derogatory terms like scab and blackleg. The act of working during a strike – whether by strikebreakers, management personnel, non-unionized employees or members of other unions not on strike – is known as crossing the picket line, regardless of whether it involves actually physically crossing a line of picketing strikers. Crossing a picket line can result in passive and/or active retaliation against that working person.

What about crossing the borderline?

RTE have discovered why the traffic in Dublin is so light as the OP suggests. It seems that there are massive tailbacks to Newry which is unprecedented on a midweek workday. The suggestion is that the public servants are taking advantage of the day off to shop up North! Bullet in the foot for public servants!!

If this is true they are going to be laughed at. They won’t even pay the taxes they keep telling us are so necessary to “maintain services”. Talk about a PR disaster.

From the AA website: Closer to Newry there are reports of up to 6km tailbacks on the A1 into Newry.

Airplane II:

Steve McCroskey: Striker? Striker, Striker, *Strike Her*!
[a man behind Steve punches a woman]

3 responses to “striker, striker, STRIKER

  1. atoast2toast November 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Over the last 15 years or so the entire system has just gone weird. Managers get paid crazy money for doing very little, and just like the quangos in the public sector all responsibility and decision-making gets outsourced to consultants or HR, who don’t have the authority to take firm action, so they do up a report and send it back to the manager who refers it on up and down the food chain, and nothing ever happens cos these numpties are afraid to make a decision or be responsible for everything – but they expect the pay, perks and ‘respect’ for being “Management”. A managerial class who don’t actually manage anything, don’t understand what the people under them do all day, turn a blind eye to any problems, and get well paid for doing so. Madness.

    And if a good person by some miracle gets appointed to a management position and tries to run things sensibly, makes an effort to understand the work their department does, tries to make improvements, tries to get the right staff in the right jobs in a spirit of cooperation to Get Stuff Done, then the herd of mediocre assholes will turn on them and drive them out.

  2. Geoseo November 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve got to give you this article about the budget cuts from this weekend. Times asked a number of people what they would cut from the budget. O’Leary said 20 billion and some other business woman came up with good ideas totalling 4 billion. The 2 economists basically came up with nothing other than taxing our way out of the problem, the final was an administrator from UCD who couldn’t come up with anything. What a joke and perfectly illustrates why were are in the situation in the first place.

  3. atoast2toast November 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm


    DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish workers caused traffic jams on Tuesday as hundreds abandoned picket lines to make use of a one-day public sector strike to do some Christmas shopping in the cheaper stores across the border in Northern Ireland.

    The exodus of shoppers will be an embarrassment for unions which said up to 250,000 teachers, nurses and other public sector workers were taking part in the strike against the plans of the government in Dublin to cut their pay.

    The managers of shopping centres on the UK side of the border said business was like at weekend or pre-Christmas peaks.

    “(It) is a direct result of the day of (strike) action,” said Peter Murray, manager of the Buttercrane shopping centre in Newry, just north of the border on the main Dublin-Belfast road.


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