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I debated some issues on TV last night with a trade unionist. He told me he thought that the Unite trade union were not militant enough. Got that? Not militant enough. Now read on…

The prime minister has described allegations that Unite union members targeted the homes of Grangemouth refinery managers as “quite shocking”. The row follows claims by an Ineos director that a “mob” was sent by Unite to his home to intimidate him during the recent dispute. David Cameron called on the Labour Party to investigate the claims about the union, which is its largest donor. Unite insisted all its activities have been legal and legitimate. The union defended its use of so-called leverage tactics, where managers are directly targeted as part of a protest, and argued that bad employers should have “nowhere to hide”.

By “bad employers” the Unite union means a company they have an issue with. This is indeed a throwback to the mid 70’s – the very WORST bully boy thuggery tactics by the Unions. It seems to me “leveraging” must be made ILLEGAL and then those who engage in such scare tactics can be prosecuted.

Bear in mind that the Unite union is the key Union funder of Labour.

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5 thoughts on “LEVERAGING = THUGGERY

  1. The prime minister has described allegations that Unite union members targeted the homes of Grangemouth refinery managers as “quite shocking”. The row follows claims by an Ineos director that a “mob” was sent by Unite to his home to intimidate him during the recent dispute

    I wonder if the Prime Minister is as concerned about the BBC sending thugs arounds to intimidate folk if they have not paid the TV tax

    Or

    Bailifs collecting the Council tax

  2. Wonder how happy these thugs would be if fifty angry edl members appeared on their doorstep when their kids are in the house. Love to see that one. Anyone have Len McCluskey’s home address? Levers work both ways bruvvers.

  3. Most Unions find coercion a very useful weapon. But coercion is surely an illegal Act i.e. “you comply with our demands or we will inflict damage on your business”.

  4. “David Cameron called on the Labour Party to investigate the claims . . . ”

    Why not the Police ? As for him asking the Labour Party and its leader, Red Ed Milliband to investigate a ‘major’ ca$h donor and number one supporter of Red Ed, to investigate Unite, does seem a trifle pathetic. Which, when you think about it, sums up Cameron and his Government (sic) perfectly.

    As for the legality ? Well, ask yourself this question: How did the people of Unite come by the addresses of those Managers’. People have the right to go about their lawful business and enjoy their freedom and property. Anyone who who is denied this, has a right under the law, to request protection from the Police.

    Was the ‘assembly’ by these people lawful ? Even if it was, the Police can request people to move on for public the good, surely ?

    Whenever I hear stories such as these, I cannot help but think we are going back to the bad old days of the Seventies.

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