Monday, June 06, 2011

Race to our doom!

I'm not sure that your humble Devil could possibly beat Chris Snowdon's fantastically sarcastic Tweet on hearing the news that staff at the Equality and Human Rights Commission are to strike...
Quick. Buy some candles and canned goods. The Equality and Human Rights Commission are going on strike. http://bbc.in/m2Aqrg

Nevertheless, the BBC breathlessly reports this truly massive disaster—surely the Coalition will not be able to ride this one out.
Staff at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are to strike next week in protest at planned job cuts.

Oh noes!
Trade union Unite said its members would walk out for an hour on Monday at EHRC offices in London and Birmingham, with more strikes possible on 30 June.

Wow—a whole hour! These people are really confident in their strike, eh? I don't suppose you could make it longer, could you?
[Richard Munn, of Unite] accused senior management of being wary of discussing plans with trade unions in a "constructive fashion", adding that the public "should be worried about the direction the EHRC is taking".

I was worried about the direction it was taking some years ago—when it was formed. As far as I can see, the EHRC is being managed out of existence and, far from being worried, I am delighted that this prissy, divisive and racist organisation seems to be being put out to pasture.

More, please!

11 comments:

Mr Eugenides said...

Unite said its members would walk out for an hour on Monday

Shorter lunch hour than usual, then...

Suboptimal Planet said...

Meanwhile, on Magrathea, Majikthise and Vroomfondel have declared a national philosopher's strike ...

Actually, the EHRC are worse; philosophers can be safely ignored.

Anonymous said...

During their one hour strike, they will refuse to carry out any work.

This will be different from their usual working arrangement in what way exactly.....?

Andrew Zalotocky said...

A race to our doom - presumably that would be a Green Prix.

Single acts of tyranny said...

For one hour I will feel all unequal and not have any human rights, or something... For Gods sake, call ACAS, the 101st airborne, Richard Branson, something, just put an end to this madness.

Anonymous said...

WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN???????????????

Chalcedon said...

Exactly so; who cares? This wretched Quango should just be closed along with 90% plus of all the others. These unions think they matter too, whereas most are irrelevant. Cut deeper and deeper into these orgs.

ReefKnot said...

Where is the bonfire of the Quangos ?

Robin said...

How many people will leave the country in fear of increased racism, homophobia etc ?

How many will still be making their way to UK gold pot ?

Anonymous said...

How many people will leave the country in fear of increased racism, homophobia etc ?

Not enough.

James Higham said...

These organizations do become top heavy and have that self-actualizing tendency to implode.