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The giggle economy
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'Looks like we'll bring your project in under budget. We were able to do it by not paying you.'
Ten Reasons We're Against Unions!
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'Management and labor working in tandem.'
"By the way, I'm taking off the first two weeks in August."
Tags:cow, cows, cattle, cattle farm, cattle farms, farming, farmer, farmers, dairy farm, dairy farms, milk, milking, milking time, milking times, workers right, workers rights, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, time off, taking time off, booking holiday, booking holidays, booking vacation, booking vacations, animal rights, aniaml rights activism, animal rights activists, vegan, vegans, veganism, labour rights, rights at work, worker's rights, worker's right, employee rights, employee's rights
'Before your 'routine' surgery, your manager would like to stop by and give you a 'routine' exit interview.'
Together we have a voice...Join your union today.
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"I remember we used to talk in the staff room about Unions, and what the point of membership was..."
'Rumor has it I'm being transferred, Betty.'
' ... and, finally, your contract allows you five minutes on Valentine's day to smell the roses.'
"Out to Latte"
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Worker Rights and the Smoking Ban
Tags:worker right, worker rights, employee rights, trade union, trade unions, labour union, labour unions, labor union, labor unions, pensions, health coverage, outsourcing, out-sourcing, smoking ban, smoking bans, smoker, smokers, smoke, smokes, secondhand smoke, passive smoker, passive smoking, health risk, health risks
"Working with the elderly presents a LOT of problems...but she's not allowed to retire until she's 83!"
"I'm afraid we'll have to postpone our contract talks. Our new negotiator quit. he won't work for the wages we pay."
Tags:pay dispute, pay disputes, wage dispute, wage disputes, trade union, trade unions, trade unionist, trade unionists, labour union, labour unions, labor union, labor unions, industrial dispute, industrial disputes, negotiator, negotiators, negotiation, negotiations, negotiating, wage, wages, income, worker rights, employee rights
"It's the new union rule - we have to provide cots for them if they have more than 8 bars rest."
Tags:cot, cots, trade union, trade unions, union, unions, union member, union members, union rule, union rules, labour union, labour unions, labor union, labor unions, musical, musical notation, musical notations, musician, musicians, orchestra, orchestras, sheet music, conductor, conductors, employee rights, employee laws
"Expensive? Yes, but I don't exploit my mother."
Tags:lemonade stand, lemonade stands, lemonade stall, lemonade stalls, fair trade, ethics, exploitation, working class, labor, minimum wage, living wage, living wages, fair pay, fairy salary, worker rights, employee rights, exploited, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, expensive, expensiveness, price, prices, pricey
"Staff are always complaining about conditions, we need to make them see how well they actually do in comparison to workers in other areas..."
The stilt walkers union on strike
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"...But how do we get staff to do 12 hours work for 8 hours pay."
Tags:hr, human resources, personnel, workload, workloads, overwork, overworked, overworks, staff, employee, employees, employer, employers, employee rights, worker rights, exploitation, exploitations, exploiting, productivity, productivity levels, staff productivity, staffing structure, staffing structures
'This new 'flexible working' scheme is a great idea. . . It helps us to identify staff who have a more balanced life. People who have interests outside of the office.'
Tags:flexible working, working hour, working hours, work-life balance, work-life balances, work life balance, work life balances, part timer, part timers, part time, part-time, part-timer, part-timers, work ethic, work ethics, employee, employees, employer, employers, worker rights, employee rights, working hours, work hours
'Let me get this clear. You want me to give you paternity leave before the baby is born.'
'I'm afraid we can't let you have any holidays but I can turn the heating up if that will help.'
'I must admit this sounds intriguing. . . pay people as little as I like, no pesky health or education to pay for, write my own rules - but tell me - any public slush funds I can just dip into?'
"Your boss called to say since you are having surgery, he'll only require you to work a half day today."
Throwing away the right to work and collective bargaining.