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Offline Snoopy

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Civil servants on 48-hour strike
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:17:44 PM »
Did anyone here notice that, even by conservative estimates, 40,000 civil servants did not turn up for work today?

How about you lot down in London ~ were there fewer people on the trains and tubes today?
Did Newcastle grind to a halt? Were the shops in Swansea full of grey people doing their shopping?

WTF do all these people do? (other than lose CD-Rs with sensitive information on)
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Re: Civil servants on 48-hour strike
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 08:49:13 PM »
I read it was 80,000!

It's called a job creation scheme.
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Re: Civil servants on 48-hour strike
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 08:52:05 PM »
Union says 80,000,  Government says 40.000, You pays your money and takes your choice. I did qualify the figure by saying even by conservative (note the small c) estimates.
The point is the impact seems very low for so many not working.
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Re: Civil servants on 48-hour strike
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 10:25:26 PM »
Didn't notice a ha'peth of difference round my way (London), but then perhaps I didn't require the service of a Servant... and I can't remember the last time one of them was particularly civil.
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