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originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: uncommitted
Oh Dear they earn 50K a year!
How about the huge responsibility for peoples lives in the job they do? What about the hours they work and its dank environment? You don't mention overtime which is likely to make their money up. Would you like to spend your working life under ground as most of them do except for parts that are above etc. You forget its quite a dangerous job also.
Obviously you don't think skilled workers should be paid to reflect the job they do. Clearly they should be content with what they get. Don't you see that by pushing up wages and improving conditions etc those at tne bottom should ultimately benefit as improvements percolate down? Do you just want to maintain the status quo whilst inflation etc continually moved us the cost of living especially on essentials as well as the cost of living in London with a family?
Don't you think that the IPSA gets its salaries set by politicians, its scratch my back and I will scratch yours. We won't touch of their expenses we wouldn't dare unless you think the tube drivers get expenses like our politicians also.
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: MrCrow
Good - the withdrawal of labour is about the only bargaining tool working people have left and even that has been severely restricted over recent years.
People whinge on about the effect it has on other workers etc - err, that's the whole point.
The standard of living of ordinary, everyday workers has been dwindling for years now whilst those at the top enjoy ever increasing profits of which less and less is being re-invested in this country and its people - enough is enough.