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#VINB Wed 1/5/2013: Trade unions this May Day

Norman Bates

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Details are not from tv3. Panel details will be included as soon as known/broadcast.

John Douglas, Gen Sec Mandate http://www.mandate.ie/news/Mandate/497/open-letter-from-john-douglas-to-all-members.aspx
John McGuirk, PR consultant https://twitter.com/john_mcguirk
Colin Whitson, Industrial Relations lecturer http://www.ncirl.ie/Research_&_Innovation/Research_Information/Research_Faculty_2011

WARNING: Sorry folks, but I really haven’t the foggiest what’s on tonight as I haven’t been given any info from tv3 on tonight’s #vinb, despite rquests, so I’ll have to fill in the details on the grid as we go along and I hear the broadcast.

But, I did get a tweet from John McGuirk who says he will be opposed to unions. I presume it’s trade unions and not civil unions or credit unions he‘ll be talking about, and seeing as it‘s May Day!! Well, it makes a change from abortion …

Irish Congress of Trade Unions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Congress - Irish Congress of Trade Unions » Home Page
Trade Unions / Ireland / Countries / National Industrial Relations / Home - WORKER PARTICIPATION.eu


http://www.politics.ie/forum/labour/210077-campaign-stop-labour-benefiting-trade-union-subscriptions.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/198551-reality-trade-unions-republic-basic-recognition-still-denied.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/56451-time-trade-unions-disband.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/current-affairs/205844-trade-union-leaders-time-change.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice/210129-business-people-doing-what-they-want.html

Paper preview:
Catherine Halloran, Political correspondent Irish Daily Star https://twitter.com/popcornhack
Kingsley Aikins, Diaspora matters http://www.diasporamatters.com/kingsley-aikins-welcome-to-diaspora-matters/2012/

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Mushroom

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Perhaps tonight is the night when Vincent will remove his ageing proboscis from pregnant womens' wombs and desist from crossing swords with the vile succubus Simmons and give us his harrowing demi-documentary about the events in the Congo; or Rwanda; or Syria ; or Bognor Regis or whatever God-forsaken third world dump he wants to impress us with a dollop of ersatz indignation about, this month.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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John McGuirk ah jayziz ,smugger than Gay Byrne.
 

gatsbygirl20

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Not this fat right winger again.
I cannot look at this.The guy does not quite irritate me as much as the Hobbit, but he's getting there...

He has that brash over-confidence and flushed head-boy cheeks of the classic goody-two-shoes, smug, smirking Junior Chamber of Commerce type who is so right-wing in his teens that you wonder where he will end up at 50.....an Indian Ashram? A hippy commune smoking dope and jeering at "bread-heads" ?
 

operationbustnation

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I predict a huge climb down by the government with both sides claiming success, government trundles on till the next crisis and simply ramps up indirect taxes and cuts to cover the shortfall at the next budget.
 

an modh coinniolach

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I'm shocked that while I've been away for a few weeks experimenting with sleep Norm has picked up a female alter-ego.

I'm very motivated about this topic, does anyone know how you get a comment on the tweet machine?
 

The Owl

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Mushroom, do you mean keep his nose out of women's business, and Simmons is the female demon, I take it? Ersatz is letting on, like letting on coffee. I know that from reading WW2 books.

Would you describe his way of speaking in a way that only you can so I can use it in the future when everyone will forget you taught me, and they will think me owl brain has finally evolved somewhat.

Seriously, I love the way you write. It flows and makes the mundane sound magical.

Editing because I'm trying to watch a crazy movie on Film 4 with yer (jaysus) man, Bruce Willis is it. Great fun.
 
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MacO'velli

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A jaysis Vinzen' May day? de protestin' day fur de wurkers!! soli-d-ar-it-tee Vinzen!! Unite Comrades!!
Ah jayzis its Joan Collins, de years a wurkin on de breadline in all a dem fillums havent been kind to her!!
 

Ribeye

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Comedy night:)
 

RahenyFG

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Fight for the 8 hour day

I do 9 hours:(
 

spidermom

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McGuirk!!... :-(


Another failed Libertas member....becoming quite a habit this week on VB
 

Ribeye

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Ah the poor workers,

Tryin to take away their box making allowence, so they are,
 

gatsbygirl20

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I'm shocked that while I've been away for a few weeks experimenting with sleep Norm has picked up a female alter-ego.

I'm very motivated about this topic, does anyone know how you get a comment on the tweet machine?
Norma is much more troublesome than our beloved Norman. The female of the species more deadly than the male,etc.....

Norma has some rather daft ideas to be honest, and she does not hesitate to share them with us all..

Norman, as the custodian of the Vinnie thread, is above all petty squabbling, and takes a benign, paternal, pipe-smoking interest in all our little spats here
 

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