Jun 1, 2006

First strike meeting

I attended the strike meeting for our area. Nothing new; the union's webpages have been good about keeping us updated. But I did find out that we are historical. Never before in the history of the insurance industry in Norway, have insurance employees gone on strike. That shows just how serious this is. We have the right to union wages so why not the right to union pension plans? But management says "no".

It'll be weird being on watch tomorrow, and having to keep the attitude that bosses are now "the enemy", but we've been told that since nobody in our industry has done this before (not our employers, either) to take it all in stride and with a big smile. Maybe even tell some strike jokes. (Do you know any?)

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