Wednesday, 5 November 2008

5th November 2008

I am currently on strike from my employer and hope, as a song says, there is power in a union. I'm afraid as ever that the employer can just wait it out, as we are all unpaid when on strike.

I've never had to suffer discrimination. My Irish grandfather told stories of trying to find a boarding house in Birmingham and being confronted with 'No Dogs, No Blacks, No Irish' signs in the window, and it was only 40 years ago that there were civil rights protests in both northern Ireland and the southern states in the US.

Let's hope Obama can do something for ordinary working people, like give them health care and a decent living.

One can but hope.

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