So it is that this morning I awoke to the dulcet tones of a news broadcast of the wireless ............ well rather nice DAB to be exact but a broadcast non the less to hear a tirade from a certain Mark Serwotka.
Mr Serwotka is the leader of the PCS union.
The PCs union is the union of civil servants.
However this am Mark was waxing lyrical about how hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are poised to go on strike in protest at pay freezes and pension changes.
Indeed desperate times Mark I agree, but don't you think maybe you are being a little bit of a hypocrite here.
But first I must digress .......... Now the reason for this Mark is so we can really see a little about who you are and your motives.
OK .......... Serwotka became a union representative in 1980, and became a personal case officer in 1995.
In the 2000 election that saw Serwotka elected General Secretary, he initially faced two rival candidates:
Hugh Lanning of the Membership First faction and the incumbent Barry Reamsbottom of the National Moderate Group.
However, Reamsbottom did not secure the fifty branch nominations needed to appear on the ballot paper. Serwotka then beat Lanning with 41,000 to 33,000 votes.
Following Serwotka's election, Reamsbottom refused to step down when his term of office expired, citing what he claimed were legal irregularities in the election process.
The dispute was taken to the High Court where Serwotka won and subsequently assumed office.
In December 2009, Serwotka was re-elected for a five-year term, gaining 37,866 votes against Rob Bryson's 21,883.
So it is fair to say that Marks appointment is somewhat shadowed in errr mystery. Yes that's a good word.
But also we find this tidbit of info .......... In the 2000 election campaign, Serwotka pledged that he would only accept an average member's wage. However, in 2009he received £86,244 in salary as well as £25,441 in pensions contributions and a £1,076 additional housing cost allowance.
WOW..........Really so not only was the appointment eeerrr Mysterious as I said but perhaps Mark was also somewhat eeerrrr mysterious with his pledge over his salary in his campaign and what he actually received .......... hhmmmm !!!
Mark I understand you position ........... I feel for you with your membership each paying you their £3.00 per week demanding that you ride in your big white horse and tell the nasty government that it wont happen, and that you wont allow it ........ BUT ...... lets be honest its the private sector that will drive the economy. Its the businesses etc that will make the revenue to pay the taxes that allow the bloated public service to survive. Perhaps you should maybe, just maybe think about supporting them and helping to ensure they can go forward and have a future, employ more people, make some money and help secure a recovery, instead of flapping you quite simply lying mouth a proven by your election in a vain effort to extract more union subs from your already beleaguered membership.
However an £82 grand basic sure helps ensure you wont be feeling the pain they do eh!!!
.......I have said this before and I will say it again ............ It doesn’t matter how good you are (or you think you are), how brilliant our supposed public services are in your juvenile, collectivist mindset; There is no money. There is less than no money. In fact the sheer scale of the money we do not have is hilarious. Further, the rate at which we are still losing money is fucking deranged.
This means that those on the public payroll face two prospects:
Earn less in some manner, or, become fewer in number.
Or burn your office down and decide make a living creating dungeon porn. It’s a seller’s market.
Hey, don’t look at me – blame the incompetent revenue pissers who you put in power for 13 years. If they hadn’t inflated your numbers to roughly that of Beijing, we wouldn't have (as much of) a problem now, would we?
And a ‘more brutish society’? Exactly which of you fuckers are keeping the barbarians from the gates? Whoever you are, I admire your near-perfect stealth behind what would appear to be an ingenious cover of barely-functional bureaucracy and petty fascism. Well done, oh arbiters of social progress and guardians of our harmonious and prosperous way of life.
Ah fuck it, go ahead and strike and show us how important you are not.
I speak from grave experience here myself as in the last 48 hours have witnessed several colleagues having contracts terminated and myself having my salary cut due to market forces .............. I work for a private company so have no union and no strike rights ............. so as you can see your position really impresses me.
Particularly when I see the financial position and knew it was cut or die!
Oh and 1 last thing..........the group of cock sniffers that are whoooping you up into this frenzy........into the supposed rebellion.......into the civil disobedience.............check out these stats.
Bob Crow (RMT) - £79,564 in salary, £26,115 in pension contributions, £13,013 expenses
John Hannett (USDAW) - £81,742 salary, £16,389 pension contributions
Billy Hayes (CWU) - £83,530 salary, £14,190 pension contributions
Sally Hunt (UCU) - £63,743 salary, £7,612 pension contributions, £2705 car benefit (start of June 2006 to end of May 2007)
Paul Kenny (GMB) - £81,000 salary, £21,000 superannuation (pension contributions), £8,000 car
Dave Prentis (Unison) - £92,187 salary, £23,603 pension contributions, £11,646 expenses and car benefit
Derek Simpson (Unite-Amicus) - £62,673 salary, £16,156 pension contributions, £13,333 car allowance, £26,181 housing benefit (Derek Simpson now receives nearly £200,000 in pay and benefits, with his pay package increasing 17 percent this year. He also has the right to stay in his £800,000 house in Hertfordshire until he dies, after which his partner will be able to remain there at a heavily subsidised rate.
Simpson, according the Times, demanded that the union subsidise his accommodation to "make it affordable" - a perk worth about £40,00, bringing his total remuneration to £194,252.)
Mark Serwotka.... dont you just love him ???? (PCS) - £82,094 salary, £26,104 pensions contributions, £2,245 additional housing cost allowance and additional housing cost supplement
Steve Sinnott (NUT) - £99,846 salary, £23,963 pension contributions
Tony Woodley (Unite-TGWU) - £59,333 salary, £9,552 pension contributions, car fuel £3,360
Matt Wrack (FBU) - £66,389 salary, £44,281 pension contributions, £5,134 car
Like they will suffer...........no don't think so!!!
So when you have been on the picket lines freezing your tits off, and you don't have a penny in pocket because you have not been paid........ don't worry 200k and all the company Range Rovers in the world will ensure Derek Simpson, Bob Crow, the lovely Mark and the other 2 faced fuckers will be right behind you.
As long as they can close the door at night, turn up the heating and draw the curtains.
Unions...........united together.............I shit you!