UNISON skeletons protest against cuts

Bridgwater Mercury: UNISON skeletons protest against cuts UNISON skeletons protest against cuts

UNISON members dressed in skeleton outfits outside Taunton County Hall’s main entrance this morning in protest against the County Council’s budget cuts.

The union representatives donned the costumes and displayed banners at 11am protesting against ‘skeleton services’ and demanding a fairer approach to dealing with Somerset workers.

Each ‘skeleton’ bore the name of a profession affected by the cuts, such as ‘Librarian’ and ‘Teaching Assistant’.

UNISON will now hold a protest march through Taunton with NHS, teaching, TDBC and RMT employees on November 6.

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3:27pm Fri 29 Oct 10

the-doctor46 says...

wow big turn out!! i'm sure this achieved so much... and seriously why would you organise a march on a saturday??? they'll just get laughed through town, bunch of idiots!! Go and get proper jobs and quit whinging and moaning about everything. sometimes you just have to keep your mouths shut and get on with life, all this moaning cant be good for your health?
wow big turn out!! i'm sure this achieved so much... and seriously why would you organise a march on a saturday??? they'll just get laughed through town, bunch of idiots!! Go and get proper jobs and quit whinging and moaning about everything. sometimes you just have to keep your mouths shut and get on with life, all this moaning cant be good for your health? the-doctor46

4:37pm Sat 30 Oct 10

ashamed of sedgemoor dc says...

Good on you, keep standing up to this arrogant council & keep trying to save vital local services. Just how many tax payer funded Councillors do we need in this area, & why not get rid of some of these talkers,(or at least insist they take a paycut), to save these vital services. Sedgemoor DC Chief Executive earns well in excess of £100,000 every year so I would imagine Taunton Deane's earns a comparable amount & as for Somerset CC's probably far more.A pay cut for them also?
As for those who say we have no money left so services & jobs must go,make note tax evasion & fraud is costing the chancellor, in the region of, £125 Billion pounds each year. How many jobs & services would that save??
Good on you, keep standing up to this arrogant council & keep trying to save vital local services. Just how many tax payer funded Councillors do we need in this area, & why not get rid of some of these talkers,(or at least insist they take a paycut), to save these vital services. Sedgemoor DC Chief Executive earns well in excess of £100,000 every year so I would imagine Taunton Deane's earns a comparable amount & as for Somerset CC's probably far more.A pay cut for them also? As for those who say we have no money left so services & jobs must go,make note tax evasion & fraud is costing the chancellor, in the region of, £125 Billion pounds each year. How many jobs & services would that save?? ashamed of sedgemoor dc

6:57pm Sat 30 Oct 10

Mc@Cloud says...

Put it this way its more than the PM but he is only running the country!!! Running is scc is deserving of a much higher renumeration package.

These blood sucking public sector workers are going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming out of the mindset that the where good for it. There is no longer the money anymore. I have accepted it and have to work for much less than I did at connaught before they went into administration. Problem they no that that council won't cease to be solvent.

However there are some very unpleasant and underhand tactics being used by the chief exc of scc. I am glad they sleep like a baby at night on £180k when they are forcing people who work caring for local people for £11 per hour into voluntary redundancy.
Put it this way its more than the PM but he is only running the country!!! Running is scc is deserving of a much higher renumeration package. These blood sucking public sector workers are going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming out of the mindset that the where good for it. There is no longer the money anymore. I have accepted it and have to work for much less than I did at connaught before they went into administration. Problem they no that that council won't cease to be solvent. However there are some very unpleasant and underhand tactics being used by the chief exc of scc. I am glad they sleep like a baby at night on £180k when they are forcing people who work caring for local people for £11 per hour into voluntary redundancy. Mc@Cloud

8:49am Tue 2 Nov 10

Guy Smiley says...

Ashamed of Sedgemoor,

I suggest you look up how much the Chief Executive Officer of UNISON gets paid before you start talking about salaries.

His salary and benefits would make the Chief Exec of SCC's salary look pathetic.
Ashamed of Sedgemoor, I suggest you look up how much the Chief Executive Officer of UNISON gets paid before you start talking about salaries. His salary and benefits would make the Chief Exec of SCC's salary look pathetic. Guy Smiley

3:11pm Tue 2 Nov 10

ashamed of sedgemoor dc says...

Guy Smiley wrote:
Ashamed of Sedgemoor, I suggest you look up how much the Chief Executive Officer of UNISON gets paid before you start talking about salaries. His salary and benefits would make the Chief Exec of SCC's salary look pathetic.
Are you saying that you have no problem with these HUGE taxpayer funded salaries paid to the the Council's Chief Executives?. I don't have to be a union member, (& as a self employed businessman I am not), but I do have to pay my taxes & object to these EXCESSIVE payouts to the top people in the public sector, especially as they are in the process of reducing both their workloads & responsibilites
[quote][p][bold]Guy Smiley[/bold] wrote: Ashamed of Sedgemoor, I suggest you look up how much the Chief Executive Officer of UNISON gets paid before you start talking about salaries. His salary and benefits would make the Chief Exec of SCC's salary look pathetic.[/p][/quote]Are you saying that you have no problem with these HUGE taxpayer funded salaries paid to the the Council's Chief Executives?. I don't have to be a union member, (& as a self employed businessman I am not), but I do have to pay my taxes & object to these EXCESSIVE payouts to the top people in the public sector, especially as they are in the process of reducing both their workloads & responsibilites ashamed of sedgemoor dc

8:26am Fri 5 Nov 10

Mc@Cloud says...

I think these skeleton costumes show just how out of touch some people in the private sector are.

I think some will have a royal shock when they find that in the private sector its not all flexi-time, pay rise every year, bonuses every year and all when the business you work in loses money hand over fist and has 36 million pound debt to service.

Welcome to reality,,,,, with a bump!
I think these skeleton costumes show just how out of touch some people in the private sector are. I think some will have a royal shock when they find that in the private sector its not all flexi-time, pay rise every year, bonuses every year and all when the business you work in loses money hand over fist and has 36 million pound debt to service. Welcome to reality,,,,, with a bump! Mc@Cloud

4:02pm Sat 6 Nov 10

ashamed of sedgemoor dc says...

Mc@Cloud wrote:
I think these skeleton costumes show just how out of touch some people in the private sector are. I think some will have a royal shock when they find that in the private sector its not all flexi-time, pay rise every year, bonuses every year and all when the business you work in loses money hand over fist and has 36 million pound debt to service. Welcome to reality,,,,, with a bump!
Dream on Mc@Cloud. Who in the public sector receives bonuses every year apart from the managers, flexi time has all but stopped & the massive debt this country faces was caused by greedy & unscrupulous bankers who surprise surprise did receive their £37 million bonuses. Welcome to reality Mc@Cloud
[quote][p][bold]Mc@Cloud[/bold] wrote: I think these skeleton costumes show just how out of touch some people in the private sector are. I think some will have a royal shock when they find that in the private sector its not all flexi-time, pay rise every year, bonuses every year and all when the business you work in loses money hand over fist and has 36 million pound debt to service. Welcome to reality,,,,, with a bump![/p][/quote]Dream on Mc@Cloud. Who in the public sector receives bonuses every year apart from the managers, flexi time has all but stopped & the massive debt this country faces was caused by greedy & unscrupulous bankers who surprise surprise did receive their £37 million bonuses. Welcome to reality Mc@Cloud ashamed of sedgemoor dc

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