I don't think striking is the cleverest thing to do when you are threatened with redundancy.
I'm All Right Jack (1959), I'll be turning up for work.
As hundreds of workers at Fujitsu prepare to down tools over the imminent threat of widespread redundancies, a power struggle at top of Unite, the union representing the staff, is taking shape. Unionised Fujitsu workers have already taken nine days of strike action over pay, pensions and job cuts – some 1,800 people in the UK …
Unite were as good as useless when my last employer decided to wish us all fuckity-bye. Union reps defended the company position. In the end we had a whip round and hired our own lawyer and surprisingly enough said employer found they could actually afford a redundancy package.
United we stand, but not necessarily in a monolithic union.
A refusal to co-operate with management hell bent on sending your job to cheaper countries is a good plan.
An older (presumably more expensive) colleague of mine a few years ago took exactly this stance. I couldn't hear what was being shouted in the boss's office, but there were definitely a few F words.
He knew he was being asked to train his replacement, and would be laid off, he just decided to have no part in it, and when the court case was finished he was paid enough to retire a couple of years early.
The ancient Unix box was retired also.
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