Saturday, November 24, 2012

Union busting & disgusting Virgin Media

The odious and disgusting Virgin Media empire has indulged in yet more bullying of its employees by ripping up agreements and derecognising the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

Virgin boss Richard Branson has personally fronted videos in the US attacking workers who want fairness at work.

Trade Union recognition is a basic human right and any decent employer should welcome unions with open arms.

Virgin Media is a monopoly utility in many parts of the Country and is obviously not to be trusted with this power. I hope (and expect) the next Labour Government to break up this serfdom.

Virgin must despise ordinary working people, so I hope the 6 million or so trade union members (and the millions more in non TUC affiliated unions) in this country will remember this when they decide what broadband media they have in their home. Or where they save, travel, bank or holiday.

Hat tip TUC Unionreps e-newsletter. 


Anonymous said...

Really? I have a friends who works at Virgin Media, and they love them and say they are a great place to work. What have the unions actually done for their members at Virgin Media anyway?

John Gray said...

Hi anon

well, an anon saying "I've got some (anon) mates and they think it is all fine" doesn't really wash I'm afraid?

If you actually speak to virgin media staff on the phone, I can tell you that you do not get an impression that everything is Hunky-dory with Virgin.

Branson and Virgin are virulent right wing anti-trade union fanatics and bigots.

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