Sunday, October 16, 2005

Beanz meanz strikez

The 800 Heinz beans workers striking for an inflation busting pay deal over the next two years should remember that they are not public sector workers, despite their TGWU representation.

Heinz operates in a competitive market. Halting production can only encourage Heinz to consider moving production facilites and jobs elsewhere. By encouraging staff to strike, the TGWU is betraying the staff they claim to represent.


Mike Cunningham said...

You must pay attention at the back!

The dreaded Union seems willing to jeopardise the jobs they are supposed to protect, just to show they've got more muscle then the Heinz boys! Trouble is, the union's muscle is concentrated around their collective arseholes!

Stevo in Taichung said...

The union leaders have to justify their existence somehow and Heinz are a nice target, everyone likes beans dont they?

Snafu said...

Stevo, everyone likes beans but if Heinz stop producing beans, you can still buy Crosse & Blackwell beans. The unions have happily ignored this flaw in their actions.

Unlike taxpayers, consumers cannot be blackmailed.

Stevo in Taichung said...

I agree about the consumer cannot be blackmailed bit, my company is one of the best marketing firms in the World and we have it continually drummed into us that "the consumer decides", however still buy Cross & Blackwell? yuk yuk, you have to be kidding.