and speaking of strikes

This came as a complete surprise. Who would have guessed that these interfering bastards were members of a union?
Too damn bad they can’t go the way of Hostess.
I’m still trying to work out how it is that nobody from our side has made any hits on these foreign inspired 5th columnists in the USA.
The union they belong to is I believe the largest in this country.
These ass-wipes operate all over the world, even in trouble spots I think once the shooting is over. I could be mistaken on that last part. But what disappoints a lot is that I never hear of any of them getting shot.  As in deleted. And nobody ever sends them anything that goes boom when opened.  Charmed life while sticking their red noses into the lives of others.
Oh well. One can still hope.

Quite a bit of infighting over the last several months with accusations of poor performance flying back and forth.
Too bad they won’t self destruct.



Staff at Amnesty International’s secretariat in Clerkenwell, London, will go out on strike today over changes to its redundancy policy.

The Unite union, which represents Amnesty staff, said the organisation’s management gave no warning of the withdrawal of its redundancy policy, which came just a few hours before details emerged of a restructure that the union said could make dozens of employees redundant.

Today’s strike follows two separate 24-hour walk-outs at Amnesty International UK’s offices in Shoreditch, London, over cost savings and job cuts.

Speaking about today’s strike, Unite said employees faced a highly uncertain future in the wake of the policy change and that about 300 of the secretariat’s 500 staff based at its Clerkenwell headquarters would walk out.

“While many appreciate cuts to staffing are inevitable, Amnesty management must stick to agreements they have signed and publicly stated they will honour in order to dispel the pervasive mistrust that has taken hold in the organisation,” said Alan Scott, regional officer at Unite.

Amnesty International’s restructure will see its global headquarters in London dissolved and replaced with 10 regional hubs around the world.

Unite said that 97 per cent of members who returned their postal ballot voted ‘yes’ to strike action but Amnesty said in a statement that only a third of staff actually voted to walk out.

Amnesty said the restructure was essential in order to move its work closer to the areas of the world where human rights violations occur.

“We very much regret that staff have taken the decision to take industrial action, while fully respecting their right to do so,” a spokesman for Amnesty International said.

Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 11/17/2012 at 11:01 AM   
  1. Whats most funny is they don’t see the Screaming Irony of their mission to ;"work closer to the areas of the world where human rights violations occur”.
    I believe that britain has Labor Rights Laws that don’t allow for the kind of wholesale firing that A..I. is doing,am I right?

    Posted by Rich K    United States   11/17/2012  at  12:20 PM  
  2. Can we hope like Hostess - these idiots will force the demise of AI - oh, damn it, I forgot AI is a ‘good intentioned’ Non-profit (or is that NGO) - while evil Hostess is a capitalist slave sweat shop(s) run by greed Republican CEOs who only care about profits.

    Posted by wardmama4    United States   11/17/2012  at  01:41 PM  
  3. Why not move their offices to one of the countries that run the UN human rights commission? there fixed!

    Posted by Chris Edwards    Canada   11/17/2012  at  04:08 PM  
  4. Yes, I want to see these twerps move their offices to red China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Somalia, and Nigeria. And the slave nation that used to be Burma. And Mali. Let’s see how effective they will be in the areas where their efforts are really needed.

    All AI members packing to go are required to take burkha and body bag with them. Because in most of those countries, “human rights violations” means a 7.62x39 bullet through the head.

    What a frickin crock. On strike. Against whom? They’re all volunteers aren’t they? To an organization that relies on donations to get by? It’s not like AI has a line of cosmetics and designer eyewear to bring in the big bucks. It’s a friggin CHARITY, duh.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   11/17/2012  at  04:30 PM  
  5. I envoke the curse of the Right To Work: “May all strikers be stricken!”
    Get thee hence foul Trumka!  Be gone SEIU filth!  I Excercise thee in the name of NORMAL and of DECENT and of PURPOSEFUL OCCUPATION and PRIDE IN ACCOMPLIAHMENT!  Leave us dark forces of Liberal BULLSHIT!  ST. REAGAN COMMANDS YOU!  AMEN!!

    Posted by grayjohn    United States   11/17/2012  at  06:26 PM  
  6. "Exorcise”

    Posted by grayjohn    United States   11/17/2012  at  06:27 PM  
  7. sorry. can’t type today

    Posted by grayjohn    United States   11/17/2012  at  06:28 PM  
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