Three suspended as council investigates 'intimidating' actions by strikers handing out boycott leaflets at Bolton Market

Three suspended as council investigates 'intimidating' actions at Bolton Market during strike

Bolton market traders, Tony Frame and Jayne McClaren, with one of the leaflets

Strikers on the town hall steps

The leaflet

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TOWN hall bosses have launched an investigation into the “intimidating” actions of trade union members after they distributed leaflets in Bolton Market during a public sector strike.

An email leaked to The Bolton News has revealed that Bolton Council is carrying out a full investigation into the incident, which saw a group of strikers enter the market and hand out the leaflets urging shoppers to boycott businesses.

It is understood that three union representatives, including two high-ranking Unison members, have been suspended from their posts in the council during the probe.

Thousands of public sector workers and members of Unison, GMB and Unite unions went on strike in Bolton on Thursday, July 10, as part of a national pay dispute.

A group of 60 — who identified themselves as Unison members — sparked controversy when they picketed the market as part of their protests, claiming the complex was unsafe without health and safety officers, fire wardens and cleaners on site.

Leaflets handed to passers-by urged them to “support our fight by withdrawing your business from Bolton Market” and lambasted market traders for refusing to support their fellow workers in their fight.

The stunt was initially dismissed by a Union spokesman as a “light hearted and spontaneous protest”.

But in the leaked email, sent by deputy chief executive of Bolton Council Margaret Asquith last week, it was revealed there is now a high-level investigation into the incident.

She wrote: “The council has received a number of complaints concerning the action which the trade unions took at Bolton Market on the recent strike day.

“I am writing to advise you that, in response, a full investigation is being undertaken.

“The unions are engaging with the investigation which will be resolved as quickly as possible.”

Unison, along with GMB and Unite, have announced a second strike on Tuesday, October 14 — another market day.

Ms Asquith said the council would do everything possible to ensure there is no further disruption to the market on future strike days.

Traders have welcomed the investigation.

Businessman Andrew Hacking, who runs market stall Cheapasmokes, said: “It was chaos. They were putting leaflets on the stalls and at one point said they were going to take the alarms down from the doors. There had to be extra security put on the doors.”

In a blog post written on the Unison Bolton website after the strike, branch secretary Bernadette Gallagher defended the protesters’ actions.

She said: “It is in the interests of business in the town to support our struggle.

“Of course industrial action causes disruption, what would be the point of striking if it didn’t?”

A spokesman for Unison North West said: “We regret that an investigation is under way concerning alleged events at the market.

“The union is making its own enquiries into the circumstances described to us and will ensure the interests of our members are protected.”

A Bolton Council spokesman confirmed the incident was being investigated, adding: “We can’t discuss the circumstances of individuals and are unable to discuss this matter further while our enquiries are ongoing.”

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7:21am Mon 4 Aug 14

Lee3695 says...

"The union is making its own enquiries into the circumstances described to us and will ensure the interests of our members are protected.”

Shouldn't that be the interestsd of the market holders and customers using the market if there are genuine Health & Safety issues there?
"The union is making its own enquiries into the circumstances described to us and will ensure the interests of our members are protected.” Shouldn't that be the interestsd of the market holders and customers using the market if there are genuine Health & Safety issues there? Lee3695
  • Score: 25

7:24am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Unions most definitely have a place in our society but their job is to liaise between their members and their employers. It is not to try and intimidate and disrupt the businesses of people who are not protected by a union.

By their actions these people have proved themselves to be cowards and bullies. They would not accept such actions against their members and should resign forthwith.
Unions most definitely have a place in our society but their job is to liaise between their members and their employers. It is not to try and intimidate and disrupt the businesses of people who are not protected by a union. By their actions these people have proved themselves to be cowards and bullies. They would not accept such actions against their members and should resign forthwith. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 44

8:22am Mon 4 Aug 14

oftbewildered2 says...

if the suspended people are union officials then it is indeed serious. Unfortunately some union officials think they run the country - it is time they learned that they do not. This was the act of bullies - nothing less
if the suspended people are union officials then it is indeed serious. Unfortunately some union officials think they run the country - it is time they learned that they do not. This was the act of bullies - nothing less oftbewildered2
  • Score: 44

9:02am Mon 4 Aug 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

The council should be investigating corruption on the planning committee.
The council should be investigating corruption on the planning committee. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 46

9:06am Mon 4 Aug 14

filthy6 says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
if the suspended people are union officials then it is indeed serious. Unfortunately some union officials think they run the country - it is time they learned that they do not. This was the act of bullies - nothing less
I'd be pretty sure that no union leads thinks they run the country - reduced wages across the country, reduced health and safety, flexible zero hour contracts.
Or continuing bonuses to bankers and companies paying no tax. Yes thats definitely union leaders in control.......
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: if the suspended people are union officials then it is indeed serious. Unfortunately some union officials think they run the country - it is time they learned that they do not. This was the act of bullies - nothing less[/p][/quote]I'd be pretty sure that no union leads thinks they run the country - reduced wages across the country, reduced health and safety, flexible zero hour contracts. Or continuing bonuses to bankers and companies paying no tax. Yes thats definitely union leaders in control....... filthy6
  • Score: -1

9:10am Mon 4 Aug 14

Wolfie190 says...

Union men having a day off from fighting with our police and stirring up trouble against British people in defence of the new arrivals. These guys were the enemy within in the 70's and still at it.
Union men having a day off from fighting with our police and stirring up trouble against British people in defence of the new arrivals. These guys were the enemy within in the 70's and still at it. Wolfie190
  • Score: 6

9:38am Mon 4 Aug 14

Balboa says...

Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions. Balboa
  • Score: -1

9:40am Mon 4 Aug 14

Wolfie190 says...

Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK. Wolfie190
  • Score: -6

9:53am Mon 4 Aug 14

united99 says...

Bob Shaftoe wrote:
The council should be investigating corruption on the planning committee.
Let it go bob - the worlds moved on since...lol
[quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: The council should be investigating corruption on the planning committee.[/p][/quote]Let it go bob - the worlds moved on since...lol united99
  • Score: 0

10:13am Mon 4 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

And these same People call other People Nazis and Fascists while at the same time supporting the demos calling for the death of Jews and Israel with Flags in their numbers being paraded in support of Isis and other Terrorist Groups and also threaten a Legal Political Party with violence and intimidation tactics for fear they may give people another alternative to their Communist leanings...... The Fascists have become the Fascists.
And these same People call other People Nazis and Fascists while at the same time supporting the demos calling for the death of Jews and Israel with Flags in their numbers being paraded in support of Isis and other Terrorist Groups and also threaten a Legal Political Party with violence and intimidation tactics for fear they may give people another alternative to their Communist leanings...... The Fascists have become the Fascists. thomas222
  • Score: -14

10:41am Mon 4 Aug 14

goldie47 says...

bully boy labour lackeys.....would they be so brave one on one...dont think so....cowards hubt in packs
bully boy labour lackeys.....would they be so brave one on one...dont think so....cowards hubt in packs goldie47
  • Score: -1

11:12am Mon 4 Aug 14

Balboa says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics. Balboa
  • Score: 2

11:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

Balboa says...

Wonder why the BN reporter hasn't asked the labour run Council to publicly condemn the actions of their staff involved in this debacle...hardly a surprise as the paper is the mouthpiece of the socialists.
Wonder why the BN reporter hasn't asked the labour run Council to publicly condemn the actions of their staff involved in this debacle...hardly a surprise as the paper is the mouthpiece of the socialists. Balboa
  • Score: 4

11:20am Mon 4 Aug 14

toryhater says...

the council suspend union officials to divert the public attention to what is to come. In less than 12 weeks they are going to announce the most hideous of cuts to the town, and people will be so wrapped up in this!!!!! The recent the council is corrupt issue will be nothing, you want to dig a little deeper, why would a Labour run council attack the unions, if not to either try to divert attention or try to weaken them before the cuts. Rumours I've heard include, selling off the precious market, just as they did with the market hall, bins to 3 weekly, outsourcing most services while still fat cat councillors cream off your council tax - with NO cuts to councillors numbers or 'salaries' , this town is in decline and some people want to whip up a fury over a few union activists - get real people - I live in Astley Bridge - I was more worried about what happened up there in my community on Saturday -
the council suspend union officials to divert the public attention to what is to come. In less than 12 weeks they are going to announce the most hideous of cuts to the town, and people will be so wrapped up in this!!!!! The recent the council is corrupt issue will be nothing, you want to dig a little deeper, why would a Labour run council attack the unions, if not to either try to divert attention or try to weaken them before the cuts. Rumours I've heard include, selling off the precious market, just as they did with the market hall, bins to 3 weekly, outsourcing most services while still fat cat councillors cream off your council tax - with NO cuts to councillors numbers or 'salaries' , this town is in decline and some people want to whip up a fury over a few union activists - get real people - I live in Astley Bridge - I was more worried about what happened up there in my community on Saturday - toryhater
  • Score: 38

12:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

twinnysir says...

It wasn't calling for the death of Jewish people, it was calling for a peaceful resolution and the slaughter of innocence to stop
It wasn't calling for the death of Jewish people, it was calling for a peaceful resolution and the slaughter of innocence to stop twinnysir
  • Score: -4

12:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Wolfie190 says...

Think Britain's enemies have been voting these comments down :)
Think Britain's enemies have been voting these comments down :) Wolfie190
  • Score: 3

12:20pm Mon 4 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

twinnysir wrote:
It wasn't calling for the death of Jewish people, it was calling for a peaceful resolution and the slaughter of innocence to stop
Not the ones iv seen online they arnt they are protesting together...... as in Manchester this weekend.
[quote][p][bold]twinnysir[/bold] wrote: It wasn't calling for the death of Jewish people, it was calling for a peaceful resolution and the slaughter of innocence to stop[/p][/quote]Not the ones iv seen online they arnt they are protesting together...... as in Manchester this weekend. thomas222
  • Score: 6

1:07pm Mon 4 Aug 14

aardwolf says...

Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote. aardwolf
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

IvanCamposHair says...

Balboa wrote:
Wonder why the BN reporter hasn't asked the labour run Council to publicly condemn the actions of their staff involved in this debacle...hardly a surprise as the paper is the mouthpiece of the socialists.
Considering it is the Labour run Council who has suspended them then surely their condemnation is explicit.
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Wonder why the BN reporter hasn't asked the labour run Council to publicly condemn the actions of their staff involved in this debacle...hardly a surprise as the paper is the mouthpiece of the socialists.[/p][/quote]Considering it is the Labour run Council who has suspended them then surely their condemnation is explicit. IvanCamposHair
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Mon 4 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

aardwolf wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.
Did you post this comment by key board or by mind control ?. Kettle black come to mind Warrior.
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.[/p][/quote]Did you post this comment by key board or by mind control ?. Kettle black come to mind Warrior. thomas222
  • Score: -1

2:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

twinnysir says...

thomas222 wrote:
twinnysir wrote: It wasn't calling for the death of Jewish people, it was calling for a peaceful resolution and the slaughter of innocence to stop
Not the ones iv seen online they arnt they are protesting together...... as in Manchester this weekend.
Well there weren't at the march I was on on the strike day
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinnysir[/bold] wrote: It wasn't calling for the death of Jewish people, it was calling for a peaceful resolution and the slaughter of innocence to stop[/p][/quote]Not the ones iv seen online they arnt they are protesting together...... as in Manchester this weekend.[/p][/quote]Well there weren't at the march I was on on the strike day twinnysir
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

aardwolf says...

thomas222 wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.
Did you post this comment by key board or by mind control ?. Kettle black come to mind Warrior.
I was taking to your boyfriend not you.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.[/p][/quote]Did you post this comment by key board or by mind control ?. Kettle black come to mind Warrior.[/p][/quote]I was taking to your boyfriend not you. aardwolf
  • Score: 4

3:21pm Mon 4 Aug 14

skintight says...

And to think that 100yrs ago today, thousands died so people could come out with comments like the above!!
And to think that 100yrs ago today, thousands died so people could come out with comments like the above!! skintight
  • Score: 5

3:21pm Mon 4 Aug 14

skintight says...

And to think that 100yrs ago today, thousands died so people could come out with comments like the above!!
And to think that 100yrs ago today, thousands died so people could come out with comments like the above!! skintight
  • Score: -4

3:23pm Mon 4 Aug 14

skintight says...

Sorry for the double posting
Sorry for the double posting skintight
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

aardwolf wrote:
thomas222 wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.
Did you post this comment by key board or by mind control ?. Kettle black come to mind Warrior.
I was taking to your boyfriend not you.
Homophobic are we! Now your really looking like a key board warrior sweetheart.....
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.[/p][/quote]Did you post this comment by key board or by mind control ?. Kettle black come to mind Warrior.[/p][/quote]I was taking to your boyfriend not you.[/p][/quote]Homophobic are we! Now your really looking like a key board warrior sweetheart..... thomas222
  • Score: -8

4:52pm Mon 4 Aug 14

knowledgeiskey says...

They are bullies, they do nothing but moan,i worked for the government for a while and was constantly pulled to one side for doing my job..too well,too fast. too efficiently. I was warned that it would "upset" my colleagues. What they really meant was it showed up their incompetency. their only problem is they are having to work hard like the rest of us.
They are bullies, they do nothing but moan,i worked for the government for a while and was constantly pulled to one side for doing my job..too well,too fast. too efficiently. I was warned that it would "upset" my colleagues. What they really meant was it showed up their incompetency. their only problem is they are having to work hard like the rest of us. knowledgeiskey
  • Score: -2

5:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

JustBecause says...

Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Agreed.

There is no place for unions, they are simply keeping themselves in work, clueless idiots. It's about time people woke up and stopped paying them to basically alienate the public against the workers through stupid strikes and bully tactics.

I want, I want, I want, or we are not playing, it's a joke, not happy with your current package, or pension, find another job, simple.

How on earth can anyone expect a Payrise, when council tax is up and services are probably at their worst for years......
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Agreed. There is no place for unions, they are simply keeping themselves in work, clueless idiots. It's about time people woke up and stopped paying them to basically alienate the public against the workers through stupid strikes and bully tactics. I want, I want, I want, or we are not playing, it's a joke, not happy with your current package, or pension, find another job, simple. How on earth can anyone expect a Payrise, when council tax is up and services are probably at their worst for years...... JustBecause
  • Score: -6

5:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Balboa says...

aardwolf wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.
There isn't any irony at all aardwolf.

These socialist muppets contribute very little to society, other than moan, complain, strike when they don't get their own way. If they put the same focus and energy into working harder and improving services, then we'd all benefit for it.

As for the other comments you posted, I need say little more really.
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.[/p][/quote]There isn't any irony at all aardwolf. These socialist muppets contribute very little to society, other than moan, complain, strike when they don't get their own way. If they put the same focus and energy into working harder and improving services, then we'd all benefit for it. As for the other comments you posted, I need say little more really. Balboa
  • Score: -17

6:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

owencoyle99 says...

Suspending them is ok but are they getting paid while under suspension

Bet they get smackie hands and told do not do it again
Suspending them is ok but are they getting paid while under suspension Bet they get smackie hands and told do not do it again owencoyle99
  • Score: 2

8:04pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Farnworth veteran says...

Balboa wrote:
aardwolf wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.
Completely agree.

They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.
Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.
There isn't any irony at all aardwolf.

These socialist muppets contribute very little to society, other than moan, complain, strike when they don't get their own way. If they put the same focus and energy into working harder and improving services, then we'd all benefit for it.

As for the other comments you posted, I need say little more really.
What an absolute load of rubbish
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]The unions are nothing but Labours bully boys and the enemy of the UK.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. They are unable to acknowledge others have differing opinions, in which case they resort to tantrum tactics.[/p][/quote]Unlike you who resorts to keyboard warrior threats. Find a dictionary, look up the word 'irony' then look at what you wrote.[/p][/quote]There isn't any irony at all aardwolf. These socialist muppets contribute very little to society, other than moan, complain, strike when they don't get their own way. If they put the same focus and energy into working harder and improving services, then we'd all benefit for it. As for the other comments you posted, I need say little more really.[/p][/quote]What an absolute load of rubbish Farnworth veteran
  • Score: 10

8:16pm Mon 4 Aug 14

irwell1 says...

Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
Absolutely spot on. Spineless so called socialists and trouble causing Unison Communists, how they get any support is beyond any of us reasonable thinking persons.
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. Spineless so called socialists and trouble causing Unison Communists, how they get any support is beyond any of us reasonable thinking persons. irwell1
  • Score: -3

9:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

renovatedhouserunner says...

Why not suspend the two who didn't pay their council tax?
Why not suspend the two who didn't pay their council tax? renovatedhouserunner
  • Score: 17

9:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Tim Burr says...

Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
As long as it isn't a male knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist"

You only bully women - you're well known for it.
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]As long as it isn't a male knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" You only bully women - you're well known for it. Tim Burr
  • Score: 4

10:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

biglad44 says...

The sad thing is that there are real issues that need addressing and all the unions have done is open them selves and the union members to ridicule and detract from the real issues here. I have been in the union all my working life and I can honestly say I feel let down.
The sad thing is that there are real issues that need addressing and all the unions have done is open them selves and the union members to ridicule and detract from the real issues here. I have been in the union all my working life and I can honestly say I feel let down. biglad44
  • Score: 3

10:30pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Tim Burr says...

biglad44 wrote:
The sad thing is that there are real issues that need addressing and all the unions have done is open them selves and the union members to ridicule and detract from the real issues here. I have been in the union all my working life and I can honestly say I feel let down.
Militant Unison in Bolton are a bunch of left wing morons. Sad really as they're the ones grabbing the headlines always for the wrong reasons and undermining the great work of others.
[quote][p][bold]biglad44[/bold] wrote: The sad thing is that there are real issues that need addressing and all the unions have done is open them selves and the union members to ridicule and detract from the real issues here. I have been in the union all my working life and I can honestly say I feel let down.[/p][/quote]Militant Unison in Bolton are a bunch of left wing morons. Sad really as they're the ones grabbing the headlines always for the wrong reasons and undermining the great work of others. Tim Burr
  • Score: -2

8:06am Tue 5 Aug 14

Balboa says...

Tim Burr wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty.

This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.
As long as it isn't a male knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist"

You only bully women - you're well known for it.
Well known for what exactly?

Doesn't matter to me what gender they are, these union activists are pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Tim Burr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for the day some knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" thrusts a leaflet in my face. There's only one place that is going, and it isn't going to be pretty. This is what you get with labour run councils unable to handle unions.[/p][/quote]As long as it isn't a male knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal, bone-idle, bullying union "activist" You only bully women - you're well known for it.[/p][/quote]Well known for what exactly? Doesn't matter to me what gender they are, these union activists are pathetic. Balboa
  • Score: -4

12:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

nigella farrage says...

renovatedhouserunner says... 9:26pm 04/08/2014

"Why not suspend the two who didn't pay their council tax?"



Err because it was paid, in the end and any records will show that. Just ebcause they were on court lists does not mean they didn't pay, they just took their time and public expense in doing so!!!!
renovatedhouserunner says... 9:26pm 04/08/2014 "Why not suspend the two who didn't pay their council tax?" Err because it was paid, in the end and any records will show that. Just ebcause they were on court lists does not mean they didn't pay, they just took their time and public expense in doing so!!!! nigella farrage
  • Score: -2

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