Lollipop ladies will still have to turn up for work - even though schools are closed

The Bolton News: Lollipop ladies will still have to turn up for work - even though schools are closed Lollipop ladies will still have to turn up for work - even though schools are closed

LOLLIPOP men and women have been told they must report for work tomorrow – even though many of the schools in Bolton will be closed.

The affected workers, most of whom are not members of any union, have been told they must go to another location to avoid having their pay docked.

A Bolton Council spokesman said: “This is a national strike called by the main local government trade unions and by the National Union of Teachers.

“The strike is affecting many services provided by Bolton Council and has also led to some headteachers deciding to close schools.

“Anyone who isn’t a member of a union is expected to make themselves available for work and if their usual place of work is closed, alternative venues are available for them to report to.

"If they don’t make themselves available for work they will be deemed to have been on strike.”

It is understood some of the school crossing patrol workers will have to cross picket lines at Bolton Town Hall.

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4:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rachel24 says...

My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.
My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks. rachel24
  • Score: 15

6:20pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

The coucil don't understand logic
The coucil don't understand logic allan111111
  • Score: 5

9:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

atlas123 says...

rachel24 wrote:
My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.
Wtf... How does that make sense!

Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?
[quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.[/p][/quote]Wtf... How does that make sense! Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice? atlas123
  • Score: 3

9:44pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LordLeverhulme says...

Doesn't surprise me.
The Unions basically run the Council and will do anything they can to inconvenience people.
Doesn't surprise me. The Unions basically run the Council and will do anything they can to inconvenience people. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rachel24 says...

atlas123 wrote:
rachel24 wrote:
My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.
Wtf... How does that make sense!

Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?
Not sure what you mean...
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.[/p][/quote]Wtf... How does that make sense! Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?[/p][/quote]Not sure what you mean... rachel24
  • Score: -1

10:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rachel24 says...

rachel24 wrote:
atlas123 wrote:
rachel24 wrote:
My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.
Wtf... How does that make sense!

Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?
Not sure what you mean...
I'm not sure what you mean.......she told me that she's been informed that has to go and sign in to get paid, not to come to school and cross the kids over. She's not happy but council got us all by the 'short and curlies'....I think you mean that the parents make a stink and get a lollipop lady then possibly worth a try in the future. Personally myself, and I know of many who didn't realise it was affecting staff other than teachers and it's caught us off guard......we'll be ready next time!
[quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.[/p][/quote]Wtf... How does that make sense! Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?[/p][/quote]Not sure what you mean...[/p][/quote]I'm not sure what you mean.......she told me that she's been informed that has to go and sign in to get paid, not to come to school and cross the kids over. She's not happy but council got us all by the 'short and curlies'....I think you mean that the parents make a stink and get a lollipop lady then possibly worth a try in the future. Personally myself, and I know of many who didn't realise it was affecting staff other than teachers and it's caught us off guard......we'll be ready next time! rachel24
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Wed 9 Jul 14

juancarlos66 says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
Doesn't surprise me.
The Unions basically run the Council and will do anything they can to inconvenience people.
Thought it was fat Cliff...come on make your mind up.
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: Doesn't surprise me. The Unions basically run the Council and will do anything they can to inconvenience people.[/p][/quote]Thought it was fat Cliff...come on make your mind up. juancarlos66
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Wed 9 Jul 14

juancarlos66 says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
Doesn't surprise me.
The Unions basically run the Council and will do anything they can to inconvenience people.
Thought it was fat Cliff....come on make your mind up.
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: Doesn't surprise me. The Unions basically run the Council and will do anything they can to inconvenience people.[/p][/quote]Thought it was fat Cliff....come on make your mind up. juancarlos66
  • Score: 2

11:19pm Wed 9 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

If you don't work then you don't get paid, it's quite simple really and I think rachel or the lollypop woman is telling fibs as it only affects those who work near closed schools or members of the union.
If you don't work then you don't get paid, it's quite simple really and I think rachel or the lollypop woman is telling fibs as it only affects those who work near closed schools or members of the union. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

8:58am Thu 10 Jul 14

rachel24 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
If you don't work then you don't get paid, it's quite simple really and I think rachel or the lollypop woman is telling fibs as it only affects those who work near closed schools or members of the union.
Rachel isn't telling fibs.........and she wasn't there this morning
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: If you don't work then you don't get paid, it's quite simple really and I think rachel or the lollypop woman is telling fibs as it only affects those who work near closed schools or members of the union.[/p][/quote]Rachel isn't telling fibs.........and she wasn't there this morning rachel24
  • Score: 0

9:15am Thu 10 Jul 14

atlas123 says...

rachel24 wrote:
rachel24 wrote:
atlas123 wrote:
rachel24 wrote:
My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.
Wtf... How does that make sense!

Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?
Not sure what you mean...
I'm not sure what you mean.......she told me that she's been informed that has to go and sign in to get paid, not to come to school and cross the kids over. She's not happy but council got us all by the 'short and curlies'....I think you mean that the parents make a stink and get a lollipop lady then possibly worth a try in the future. Personally myself, and I know of many who didn't realise it was affecting staff other than teachers and it's caught us off guard......we'll be ready next time!
I mean surely the word of a couple of hundred parents that your lollypop lady turned up and work would suffice and satisfy the council's need to know she was at work and pay her!
[quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rachel24[/bold] wrote: My childrens school is open tomorrow but we have been informed there will not be a lollipop lady on duty. She isn't in the union and not on strike but has to report else where to sign in to be paid........whilst I understand the principles behind the strike surely this aspect of it is foolish and taking unnecessary risks.[/p][/quote]Wtf... How does that make sense! Surely the word of several hundred parents would suffice?[/p][/quote]Not sure what you mean...[/p][/quote]I'm not sure what you mean.......she told me that she's been informed that has to go and sign in to get paid, not to come to school and cross the kids over. She's not happy but council got us all by the 'short and curlies'....I think you mean that the parents make a stink and get a lollipop lady then possibly worth a try in the future. Personally myself, and I know of many who didn't realise it was affecting staff other than teachers and it's caught us off guard......we'll be ready next time![/p][/quote]I mean surely the word of a couple of hundred parents that your lollypop lady turned up and work would suffice and satisfy the council's need to know she was at work and pay her! atlas123
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Only a local council could come up with his idea, in private industry (that's where people work for a living) The non strikers would have been told to take a holiday or negotiated a day off with high pay not just "this is the rule and we have to stick with it".
Good example of local councils employing no one with initiative hence Bolton is now a shi* hole.
Only a local council could come up with his idea, in private industry (that's where people work for a living) The non strikers would have been told to take a holiday or negotiated a day off with high pay not just "this is the rule and we have to stick with it". Good example of local councils employing no one with initiative hence Bolton is now a shi* hole. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 0
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