One of the most frustrating things about our current employment law is that there is no protection against non union workers freeloading off the deals paid for by union members. If a union collective is re-negotiated, the results inevitably flow on to the rest of the workforce.
This bludging off the efforts of others is rightfully met with contempt by union members.
On the Daily Blog, the site’s front page includes links and logos for 7 unions and the Council of Trade Unions.
I understand that the majority of the unions concerned want nothing to do with the Daily Blog and most have asked Bomber Bradbury to remove the links. He refuses to do so. Spitefully, he has set the link for one complaining union so that anyone interested is directed away from the union site and guided to a Forex trading company. Pathetic.
The unions are concerned about the rampant sexism of the blog and the increasingly shrill attacks on worker’s organisations. Most recently, Bradbury has decided to directly attack union workers. Specifically, he wants union communication workers fired. Unsurprisingly, the majority of those union workers are women, which fits in perfectly with his misogynistic world view.
In the union movement, people who bludge off others are regarded as close to the lowest form of industrial life. Only a picket line crossing scab is lower than someone who takes unearned benefits from his fellow workers.
I don’t think Martyn Bradbury is a scab. Yet. However, pretending to have an association with the union movement where none exists is clearly freeloading of the mana of the movement. No, he’s not a scab. He’s a flea and a poseur.
Clearly, Bomber is an unrepentant bludger. He should remove the unearned links and logos immediately. But I bet he doesn’t, because he needs this sham of union support to maintain his fading left credentials.