Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New era of strikes looms as cost of living spirals

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are threatening to tear up agreements and demand higher pay as the cost of living surges.
Inflation figures released yesterday were worse than expected, prompting Unison, one of the biggest public sector unions, to call for the reopening of a pay deal for 500,000 health workers clinched only two weeks ago.
Other unions said that they wanted to revisit pay deals and gave warning of rolling strikes this autumn if Gordon Brown persisted in trying to cap pay rises at 2 per cent.
Soaring food, fuel, gas and electricity prices sent the official inflation rate surging last month, wrong-foot-ing policymakers and forcing the Governor of the Bank of England to write to the Chancellor to explain how it had failed to keep the lid on inflation.


In an open letter to Alistair Darling, Mervyn King admitted that the consumer prices index (CPI), which measures food and fuel prices, reached 3.3 per cent in May, smashing through the upper limit of the Government’s 1 to 3 per cent target range. He blamed external factors such as the cost of crude oil and world farm prices.
Mr King predicted that the CPI would rise to more than 4 per cent before the end of the year.
The retail prices index, regarded as a better measure of the cost of living because it includes mortgage interest and council tax, rose from 4.2 per cent to 4.3 per cent.
Yesterday, amid signs of the Government losing its inflation-fighting credentials, Mr Brown ordered a pay freeze for all ministers and proposed a less generous deal for MPs than that suggested by an independent report.
The Prime Minister said that increases would be inappropriate at “a time of economic uncertainty”.

Mr King said that it was crucial that employees should not respond to the loss of their real spending power by bidding for more substantial pay increases. The rise in living costs has not yet fed through into wage demands, but policymakers fear that if this happened it could lead to a 1970s-style prices and wages spiral.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4160763.ece

SENIOR MPs have demanded a shocking 21 per cent pay rise to take their salaries to £75,000, it emerged last night.
http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/48774

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The era of gaining a nationalist government had/has never been so good. Where is Griffin? Sunning himself in Spain and writing a self indulgent silly book.

NOW, is the time to form a new party that will actually achieve something, or do nationalists enjoy failure? I think Eddy Butler should challenge Griffin.

Richard Chadfield said...

SENIOR MPs have demanded a shocking 21 per cent pay rise to take their salaries to £75,000, it emerged last night.
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If MP's ,who do not represent the wishes of the British people, who perform no worthwile function and are utterly parasitic can demand a pay rise of 21% then every British worker must demand exactly the same pay rise. British workers are productive ,they create the wealth of this country and the wealth that they create belongs to them, the British worker. MP's ,in common with some other 'professions' create zero wealth: they squander the wealth that better people create. Workers of all types must become uncompromisingly militant in their demands for financial(social) justice. The strike tool is the weapon of the British worker and must be used. Talking with politicians is just a wast of time--worse it is playing the politicians game. Play their game and you will always lose. Here is my suggestion for the first demand of British workers. 'The pay rises of all British workers must be exactly the same as the pay rises of British MP's'.
I don't doubt that MP's and media whores will scream that the workers are creating inflation. That ,of course, is a lie. Inflation is not created by pay rises it is created by money being indiscriminatley pumped into the economy. The British worker does not do this --the banks and the government do. They are the ones responsible for inflation.The British worker is ,once again,the victim of their actions.
Richard Chadfield

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we could put it to the workers to all go on strike for a 21% pay rise?

Anonymous said...

i look forward to reading nicks biography

john werneth

Anonymous said...

"i look forward to reading nicks biography

john werneth

18 June 2008 20:16"

Shouldn't the filthy lying treacherous twat actually achieve something first? Or, will the twat fill the pages with expulsions, rows, lies, and greed?

Anyone buying the book is a fucking moron. I wouldn't give Griffin a tenth of a tenth of a £1

He's a pseudo intellectual wheeler dealer, regurgitating the Sun newspaper to the frightened working classes. If he was worth doing the time, I'd blow the cunts brains out all over his barn wall then piss on them.

Regards

SE

Anonymous said...

If Gri££in's book is anything like that of his mentor John Bean (just what is the link between those two, by the way?), then the most interesting thing about it will be what's left out.

Anonymous said...

Griffin reminds me of Blair in his final days. Hated, and grasping.

Anonymous said...

Even Nu-Labour couldn't produce a Collet;Brown didn't bugger Blair's missus and send the camera phone pics to his mates.

Anonymous said...

"Even Nu-Labour couldn't produce a Collet;Brown didn't bugger Blair's missus and send the camera phone pics to his mates.

19 June 2008 10:09"

We know footage exists, we even know who owns it, but why on earth he thinks it would ruin nationalism rather than benefit it, is anyones guess.

That footage could bring Griffin down, and we also know of the whereabouts of saucy text messages that, Jackie Griffin, sent to a certain BNP member.

Just a matter of time....Tick tock...

Richard Chadfield said...

Anonymous said...
Perhaps we could put it to the workers to all go on strike for a 21% pay rise?

18 June 2008 20:01
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Yes we should. Unfortunatley they will just laugh at those who suggest this most appropriate course of action. They love their surfdom,it makes them feel secure.
Richard Chadfield

Anonymous said...

private personal things about nick shouldnt come out. all it does is offer our opponents material to use

john werneth

Richard Chadfield said...

Anonymous said...
"Even Nu-Labour couldn't produce a Collet;Brown didn't bugger Blair's missus and send the camera phone pics to his mates.

19 June 2008 10:09"

We know footage exists, we even know who owns it, but why on earth he thinks it would ruin nationalism rather than benefit it, is anyones guess.

That footage could bring Griffin down, and we also know of the whereabouts of saucy text messages that, Jackie Griffin, sent to a certain BNP member.

Just a matter of time....Tick tock...

19 June 2008 18:00
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Interesting. But if you won't put your name (varifible please) to your post it is just worthless gossip. Possibly red gossip.
Richard Chadfield

Anonymous said...

"Possibly red gossip.
Richard Chadfield"


I'm not a RED, and neither is the person/persons with the footage.

Anonymous said...

"private personal things about nick shouldnt come out. all it does is offer our opponents material to use

john werneth

19 June 2008 18:42"

Does the same rule apply to

Brown
Blair
Livingstone

And, all MP's and MEP's?

I think you're drunk...

Anonymous said...

I see Sharon Ebanks is being quoted by the Guardian, and LUAF today


"In Labour heartlands there is a powerful feeling of being dispossessed. As one BNP supporter, who appears on a YouTube video puts it, "the majority of our policies, if you bother to read them, veer toward socialism. We are probably the old Labour party in essence. We care about the working class people." She points across to a counter-demonstration and says, "When some of those people stand over there and tell me I have no rights ... I have blood and I have history on this soil and that's what I'll fight to defend."

Paranoid it may be, but the BNP is capitalising on the fear and anger caused by the cultural destruction of the working class. Capitalism is destroying class relations and recreating them around new kinds of production and consumption. Deindustrialisation has left large sections of the working class unemployable or working as if they are a reserve army of labour. Millions are economically inactive, or working in casualised and temporary jobs."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/20/thefarright.equality?gusrc=rss&feed=society

Anonymous said...

>>Interesting. But if you won't put your name (varifible please) to your post it is just worthless gossip. Possibly red gossip.
Richard Chadfield<<

Good move ... helping the state locate compromising material so they can destroy it.

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