Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Best Time For A Vacation? When Your Union's On Strike!

Five members of the Danish Nurses Association are facing sanctions from their labour union for going on holiday when they should have been on the picket lines, reports Berlingske Tidende newspaper.

And both the nurses' union and daycare teachers' union BUPL, which is also striking, are sticking to that principle.

'In the worst case scenario the five nurses will be expelled from the union and be forced to pay back the money they've received from the union during the strike,' said John Christiansen, vice-president of the nurses' union. 'You can't take a holiday while you're on strike.'

Christiansen pointed out that it costs the union a considerable amount of money to conduct a strike.


This would be a no-brainer for me. I'm not in the union, and even if I were, the CTA doesn't provide strike pay.

Strike=Cancun. If the sheeple in my local union were ever to grow enough of a pair to go on strike (instead of whining about crappy contracts and then approving new ones 92%-8%), I'd hope it lasts long enough to make the cost of a flight to the Yucatan worthwhile =)

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