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Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
We received an email at work saying we can "stop work for half-an-hour between 12.00 and 12.30 on 20th September as a symbolic stoppage in support of the global climate strike", but if we're busy for those 30 minutes we can do it at another time tomorrow, but not any other day. We also have to tell our line managers for Health & Safety reasons and because "the purpose of the stoppage is to show solidarity with the young people and not to disrupt the work of the university".

:facepalm: :facepalm:

As it is, I don't start work until 12:30pm. I am kinda curious what they'd do if I just didn't show up to work, but not really curious enough to do it.
 

LynnDoyleCooper

I fucking told you so.
We received an email at work saying we can "stop work for half-an-hour between 12.00 and 12.30 on 20th September as a symbolic stoppage in support of the global climate strike", but if we're busy for those 30 minutes we can do it at another time tomorrow, but not any other day. We also have to tell our line managers for Health & Safety reasons and because "the purpose of the stoppage is to show solidarity with the young people and not to disrupt the work of the university".
FFS, shittest strike ever.
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
FFS, shittest strike ever.
Yuuuuuup. And I know colleagues who will be thinking they're doing something by taking part. To be fair, I suppose they are doing more than my "nothing at all". Someone shared a link to 'digital assets' you can add to Facebook profiles, etc, for those who "can't get away from your desk".

Our union (UNISON) won't support any action either, which was disappointing, and a comment on the strength of unions today.
 

chilango

Der Teufel scheißt immer auf den größten Haufen
FFS, shittest strike ever.
Nah. That was me joining the French General Strike in '03. I was a holiday rep. Only employee of my company on site. Nearest manager was several hours drive away. I didn't have any guests in that week so my strike consisted of not putting my company polo shirt on to sit around drinking wine and eating cheese.
 

Plumdaff

joy in people
I can't get out of work but a friend is taking my daughter with her kids and I hope to join them mid afternoon.
 

RubyToogood

can't remember what goes here
Yuuuuuup. And I know colleagues who will be thinking they're doing something by taking part. To be fair, I suppose they are doing more than my "nothing at all". Someone shared a link to 'digital assets' you can add to Facebook profiles, etc, for those who "can't get away from your desk".

Our union (UNISON) won't support any action either, which was disappointing, and a comment on the strength of unions today.
Oh yeah, there is a digital strike you can do if you run a website. I might see if my boss will let me do this: https://digital.globalclimatestrike.net/
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Nah. That was me joining the French General Strike in '03. I was a holiday rep. Only employee of my company on site. Nearest manager was several hours drive away. I didn't have any guests in that week so my strike consisted of not putting my company polo shirt on to sit around drinking wine and eating cheese.
Sounds like a pretty good strike, tbh :thumbs:
 

Miss-Shelf

I'll meet you further on up the road
Like Lord Camomile my union UCU has said "do something for half an hour" :facepalm:

Anyway we are in a whole school meeting tomorrow so I've organised union members to join an event at lunch time in Newham at Stratford shopping centre.:oldthumbsup: (and pick up a vegan sausage roll from Gregg's at the same time ;))
 

TopCat

Organise...
I'm going down with a pal to have a look.
It will be clear as to the likely outcome early on. If the plod have a screwface then it maybe will be heavy handed.
I expect the plod to treat the main demo like the EMA protests. Set up, kettle, contain, arrest. We shall see.
I also hope to bump into trump flag boy.
 

MickiQ

Well-Known Member
We received an email at work saying we can "stop work for half-an-hour between 12.00 and 12.30 on 20th September as a symbolic stoppage in support of the global climate strike", but if we're busy for those 30 minutes we can do it at another time tomorrow, but not any other day. We also have to tell our line managers for Health & Safety reasons and because "the purpose of the stoppage is to show solidarity with the young people and not to disrupt the work of the university".

:facepalm: :facepalm:

As it is, I don't start work until 12:30pm. I am kinda curious what they'd do if I just didn't show up to work, but not really curious enough to do it.
So they're being offered the chance to strike during their lunch break?
 

redcogs

in the gutter beholding the stars
im told the nearest walkable beach to London is Ruislip (Piccadilly Line?), so your negative carbon footprint journey is just about possible. However it lacks appeal by comparison with St Tropez? for example..

Go easy on the Pina coladas Mr Pickman sir;)
 
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