Brixton Market will open this Bank Holiday Monday

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by RushcroftRoader, May 3, 2018.

  1. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I often work Bank holidays and don’t get extra pay.
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  2. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Perhaps the minimum wage should be higher on bank holidays but that is really a matter for parliament.
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  4. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Very off topic, but it would mean shops would think whether it was worth opening. And if it was still worth opening, then they'd be no shortage of volunteers to work at say time x1.5- hence less pressure on those who didn't want to.

    But this is really a political issue.
  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Being on Brixton forum is depressing experience. I keep at it as it is where I started on Urban. My week on politics boards re Windrush gained me so many likes. I'd forgotten how rest of boards aren't like the sad state of Brixton forum.

    Above posts remind me of my old acquaintice in a central London post room. Been there 30 years. Old school Londoner. As he said to me when he left school and got a job Saturday was time and a half , Sunday double time and same for Bank holiday. In fact working bank holiday was pretty unusual unless you worked in hospital or hotel.

    As he said to me his son thinks it's normal to work weekends for same pay and be told take if day in week in lieu.

    For working class jobs the post war improvement went backward after Thatcher.

    What was regarded as normal accepted practice changed for the worst.

    He told me he was last person in post room who was full time employee of the big firm. They had "outsourced" post room. All the rest were "temporary" staff. As he said when he started cleaners , kitchen and post room staff were all in-house. Full time with pension.

    This was sixties and seventies.

    Its should not be accepted as "just how things are" that people get poor pay and conditions. This is result of political and business decisions. Its not inevitable.
    Last edited: May 7, 2018
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  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Your first sentence is political.
  7. Jonti

    Jonti what the dormouse said

    That's a welcome change. I wonder if it's due to the new management.
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Your posting style is to make a comment. Then say reply is off topic.
  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I take it that local residents weren't asked?
  10. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    What about the bar staff who had to work on a bank holiday at your club night at dogstar?
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ah, I see you're trying to make it personal now with a completely nonsensical post. I don't employ anyone and it's not my bar.

    Of course, if I had my way everyone would be given the choice to work on a Bank Holiday (I didn't play on a Bank Holiday, by the way :facepalm: ) and they'd be rewarded more for so doing so.

    But I'm not a boss so your argument is a bit desperate.
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