Lecturers and staff hold two hour pay strike

Essex County Standard: Lecturers and staff hold two hour pay strike Lecturers and staff hold two hour pay strike

Lecturers and staff held a two hour strike in their latest rally against pay.

Members of the University and College Union protested in one of the University of Essex squares on the Colchester campus in Wivenhoe Park yesterday.

Between 2pm and 4pm they took part in the rally and gave out leaflets stating their case for a better pay deal.

 

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10:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.
Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world. Say It As It Is OK?

11:56am Wed 29 Jan 14

Boris says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.
As the demo was on campus, it can only have been intended to impress university types, which is what you would expect.
As it happened, I met a frienjd last night who had taken part in that strike. He seemed happy enough to have taken part, but realistic enough not to expect immediate success.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.[/p][/quote]As the demo was on campus, it can only have been intended to impress university types, which is what you would expect. As it happened, I met a frienjd last night who had taken part in that strike. He seemed happy enough to have taken part, but realistic enough not to expect immediate success. Boris

12:07pm Wed 29 Jan 14

catflap1 says...

I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures
I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures catflap1

12:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Harry.Brown says...

catflap1 wrote:
I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures
Lazy good for nothing g*ts
im surprised that militant lazy lot on north hill was not in on it awell?
maybe a different union
you go up there for a cup of tea in the summer and look at the cars in the car park tell me they don't earn good money?
they sit there pointing at a board and handing out web site links the kids do must of their own shanks pony'
£10 grand a year for the kids and its going up and they want it to be an elitist only institution
on my bloody money the locals paid into that place for years via taxes and goodwill and we have to read rubbish like this...
im getting old!!!! and grumpy.
Go out and do some cleaning with all those quals you lot have got, then you will see what real work is like...
you remind me of moaning commissioned officers from the middle classes
[quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures[/p][/quote]Lazy good for nothing g*ts im surprised that militant lazy lot on north hill was not in on it awell? maybe a different union you go up there for a cup of tea in the summer and look at the cars in the car park tell me they don't earn good money? they sit there pointing at a board and handing out web site links the kids do must of their own shanks pony' £10 grand a year for the kids and its going up and they want it to be an elitist only institution on my bloody money the locals paid into that place for years via taxes and goodwill and we have to read rubbish like this... im getting old!!!! and grumpy. Go out and do some cleaning with all those quals you lot have got, then you will see what real work is like... you remind me of moaning commissioned officers from the middle classes Harry.Brown

12:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Harry.Brown says...

Boris wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.
As the demo was on campus, it can only have been intended to impress university types, which is what you would expect.
As it happened, I met a frienjd last night who had taken part in that strike. He seemed happy enough to have taken part, but realistic enough not to expect immediate success.
Boris.....I am bl***dy sure you are Bob Russell incognito

oh sorry

Sir!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.[/p][/quote]As the demo was on campus, it can only have been intended to impress university types, which is what you would expect. As it happened, I met a frienjd last night who had taken part in that strike. He seemed happy enough to have taken part, but realistic enough not to expect immediate success.[/p][/quote]Boris.....I am bl***dy sure you are Bob Russell incognito oh sorry Sir! Harry.Brown

2:37am Thu 30 Jan 14

Boris says...

Harry.Brown wrote:
Boris wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.
As the demo was on campus, it can only have been intended to impress university types, which is what you would expect.
As it happened, I met a frienjd last night who had taken part in that strike. He seemed happy enough to have taken part, but realistic enough not to expect immediate success.
Boris.....I am bl***dy sure you are Bob Russell incognito

oh sorry

Sir!
Dream on, Harry. Bob was the university's press officer for many years and may still harbour hopes of an honorary doctorate once he retires from parliament. So he is unlikely to take the side of the strikers in this dispute.
[quote][p][bold]Harry.Brown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Missed that one! Suppose their action didn't change the world.[/p][/quote]As the demo was on campus, it can only have been intended to impress university types, which is what you would expect. As it happened, I met a frienjd last night who had taken part in that strike. He seemed happy enough to have taken part, but realistic enough not to expect immediate success.[/p][/quote]Boris.....I am bl***dy sure you are Bob Russell incognito oh sorry Sir![/p][/quote]Dream on, Harry. Bob was the university's press officer for many years and may still harbour hopes of an honorary doctorate once he retires from parliament. So he is unlikely to take the side of the strikers in this dispute. Boris

2:43am Thu 30 Jan 14

Boris says...

Harry.Brown wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures
Lazy good for nothing g*ts
im surprised that militant lazy lot on north hill was not in on it awell?
maybe a different union
you go up there for a cup of tea in the summer and look at the cars in the car park tell me they don't earn good money?
they sit there pointing at a board and handing out web site links the kids do must of their own shanks pony'
£10 grand a year for the kids and its going up and they want it to be an elitist only institution
on my bloody money the locals paid into that place for years via taxes and goodwill and we have to read rubbish like this...
im getting old!!!! and grumpy.
Go out and do some cleaning with all those quals you lot have got, then you will see what real work is like...
you remind me of moaning commissioned officers from the middle classes
Harry, this rant of yours is so incoherent that I won't even try to answer it, except to say that plenty of graduates end up doing manual jobs like cleaning. You admit you are old and grumpy, well so am I (or so my grandchildren tell me). In that case, try and make an effort to be positive and to recognise everyone's right to defend their living standards as best they can. It is a free country, after all.
[quote][p][bold]Harry.Brown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures[/p][/quote]Lazy good for nothing g*ts im surprised that militant lazy lot on north hill was not in on it awell? maybe a different union you go up there for a cup of tea in the summer and look at the cars in the car park tell me they don't earn good money? they sit there pointing at a board and handing out web site links the kids do must of their own shanks pony' £10 grand a year for the kids and its going up and they want it to be an elitist only institution on my bloody money the locals paid into that place for years via taxes and goodwill and we have to read rubbish like this... im getting old!!!! and grumpy. Go out and do some cleaning with all those quals you lot have got, then you will see what real work is like... you remind me of moaning commissioned officers from the middle classes[/p][/quote]Harry, this rant of yours is so incoherent that I won't even try to answer it, except to say that plenty of graduates end up doing manual jobs like cleaning. You admit you are old and grumpy, well so am I (or so my grandchildren tell me). In that case, try and make an effort to be positive and to recognise everyone's right to defend their living standards as best they can. It is a free country, after all. Boris

11:15am Thu 30 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

Harry.Brown wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures
Lazy good for nothing g*ts
im surprised that militant lazy lot on north hill was not in on it awell?
maybe a different union
you go up there for a cup of tea in the summer and look at the cars in the car park tell me they don't earn good money?
they sit there pointing at a board and handing out web site links the kids do must of their own shanks pony'
£10 grand a year for the kids and its going up and they want it to be an elitist only institution
on my bloody money the locals paid into that place for years via taxes and goodwill and we have to read rubbish like this...
im getting old!!!! and grumpy.
Go out and do some cleaning with all those quals you lot have got, then you will see what real work is like...
you remind me of moaning commissioned officers from the middle classes
Bloody right Harry, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with even only the tiniest brain might point out that the university employs thousands of cleaners and other low paid support staff, who are forced to rely on claiming benefits to top up their incomes (because low wages burden the tax payer), as the university - despite being awash with money thanks to the trebling of fees - fails to pay a living wage, and have forced its low paid staff into year on year wage cuts. But no, let's forget that this dispute is as much about low waged support staff as 'middle class' lecturers, and go for the anti-intellectualism so loved by the average contributor to the Gazette website. No, I'm with you Harry, why let facts get in the way of a good rant, and our hatred for teachers and lecturers (some might say if you'd taken a bit more notice at school, you wouldn't come across as an incoherent, badly educated, virtual illiterate). As I always say, you can prove anything with 'facts', so what does that actually prove?
[quote][p][bold]Harry.Brown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: I hope the students will get a refund on the tuition fees to compensate for the missed lectures[/p][/quote]Lazy good for nothing g*ts im surprised that militant lazy lot on north hill was not in on it awell? maybe a different union you go up there for a cup of tea in the summer and look at the cars in the car park tell me they don't earn good money? they sit there pointing at a board and handing out web site links the kids do must of their own shanks pony' £10 grand a year for the kids and its going up and they want it to be an elitist only institution on my bloody money the locals paid into that place for years via taxes and goodwill and we have to read rubbish like this... im getting old!!!! and grumpy. Go out and do some cleaning with all those quals you lot have got, then you will see what real work is like... you remind me of moaning commissioned officers from the middle classes[/p][/quote]Bloody right Harry, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with even only the tiniest brain might point out that the university employs thousands of cleaners and other low paid support staff, who are forced to rely on claiming benefits to top up their incomes (because low wages burden the tax payer), as the university - despite being awash with money thanks to the trebling of fees - fails to pay a living wage, and have forced its low paid staff into year on year wage cuts. But no, let's forget that this dispute is as much about low waged support staff as 'middle class' lecturers, and go for the anti-intellectualism so loved by the average contributor to the Gazette website. No, I'm with you Harry, why let facts get in the way of a good rant, and our hatred for teachers and lecturers (some might say if you'd taken a bit more notice at school, you wouldn't come across as an incoherent, badly educated, virtual illiterate). As I always say, you can prove anything with 'facts', so what does that actually prove? Mail Member 4 Colchester

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