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offline Bald_Eagle

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..I said Unions, not Onions..

In all seriousness though people, I would like to know what peoples opinions are on weather or not joining a trade union is a good or bad thing. I do have a reason for this and am in 2 minds myself as to what the best course of action is.

And so I am interested in what others think.

offline Burnham Lad

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Make your own mind up...... Executive Toilets etc

offline American FLEET FAN No1

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Unions might not be as powerful as they once were, but i would still(and have) join(ed) a Union.
From past experiences of industrial injury, i would have been lost without a Union Lawyer.
Surprising how your friendly Supervisor can suddenly become a two faced lying dog if it will save the company a few quid.

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As a semi-retired ex Local Government employee, I am a LIFE member of UNISON.

They did wonders for me when my last employer got 'shirty' over my long term sickness.

Go for it B.E.

offline The Invisible Man

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In the wider view IMHO it's all a question of balance. If all the power is in the hands of an employer it is usually a Bad Thing. Conversely if too much power is in the hands of a union it is also usually a Bad Thing. To be honest the more I see of the antics of local government unions the more I despair - the waste of council-taxpayer's money is phenomenal.

Individually, I would say that if a union exists and it is appropriate to your profession, then it's best to join it.

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