London Underground workers striking? Cameron should be proud

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April 30, 2014 by socialaction2014

London Underground workers striking? Cameron should be proud

A letter a day to number 10. No 729.

Thursday 01 May 2014. London Underground workers striking? Cameron should be proud.

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Dear Mr Cameron,

Why on earth aren’t you backing the tube strike? You say you want people in work and London Underground staff are striving and fighting to keep their jobs so I would have thought you’d be saying, ‘These are my kind of people!’ More than that, these are real jobs in the real world, not profiteering coked up suits farting around on the London Stock Exchange.

You reckon the strike is going to cost the capital £150 million which, according to your party, would generate ‘enough tax income to pay for 2,000 nurses, 1,750 teachers or 1,400 police officers’. Given that you have already axed 4,000 senior nurses, are phasing out 232,000 teaching assistants and will have got rid of 16,200 police by 2015, that strike is covered mate, in fact it’s small beer compared to what you’ve nicked from vital jobs and services.

I know you like to have your cake and eat it at our expense, because that’s the kind of guy you are, but really it’s rude to speak with your mouth full of the cake you’ve stolen from us.

Speaking in Tilbury Port Osborne said, ‘Today I’m making a new commitment, a commitment to fight for full employment in Britain – making jobs a central goal of our economic plan.’ A good start to achieving that silly nonsense of full employment, if you really want to believe in it, is to stop destroying jobs. Don’t just take my word for it, ask anyone in the real world.

Meanwhile, back at the DWP cattle ranch, more and more stock are being sanctioned, nearly a million in the year to September 2013. Good god that’s a lot of skivers! I wonder where they all came from?

Since Monday we have the already infamous ‘Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimant Commitment’. Call me jaded or cynical if you like, but it seems to me that you now have a national policy of ‘from jobs to slavery’. If you really want people working, stop destroying jobs, back the London Underground strike and give us a bit of that cake you’re eating.

Did I miss anything?

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-tube-strike-david-cameron-condemns-unjustified-strikes-which-could-cost-london-150m-9286164.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-job-cuts-4000-senior-3228433

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jun/07/phasing-out-teaching-assistants-schools

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8651698/34000-police-jobs-to-be-axed.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/31/george-osborne-full-employment-britain-inflation

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/19/record-number-sanctions-benefits-claimants

https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/simplifying-the-welfare-system-and-making-sure-work-pays/supporting-pages/introducing-the-jobseekers-allowance-claimant-commitment — in Peasedown Saint John.

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