Thursday, June 15, 2006

Amicus and the World Cup

The trade union Amicus has been criticised for advising members on how to take time off on the sick to watch the World Cup.

To me this is typical of the patronising, top-down attitudes of the Labour movement. British workers are perfectly capable of skiving off without this sort of advice, thank you very much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course some workers may find this advice "patronising", and they are perfectly free to ignore it - but the reality for large numbers of people is that it is often difficult to obtain time off even for perfectly good reasons. We are not all self-employed, high-earning creative knowledge workers that all the post-modern hype suggests.