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June 02, 2011

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ejh

When I was a CPSA member years ago we had a ballot, I'm not sure I remember the issue, in which we had the options of voting to accept management's offer, simply phrased

YES

or, if we preferred

NO AND AN ALL-OUT INDEFINITE STRIKE WITHOUT STRIKE PAY.

This sort of thing went on all the time.

redpesto

Sure the other option ought be '...or death', in the manner of Eddie Izzard's 'Cake or Death'

Leonard Hatred

One man, one vote!

Alex

This reminds me that during the sixth form, they wanted to get rid of West Yorkshire's three-tier schools and squnch them into two tiers. The school newsletter went out with a poll of parents (not students) on this.

The options were:

1) Two-tier
2) Three-tier
3) Three-tier in Wharfedale but two-tier everywhere else

(Which wasn't on offer, of course.)

The result was something like a two-thirds majority for the two three-tier options but a plurality for two-tier.

ejh

Another CPSA wheeze was to print the ballot papers so that all the Broad Left candidates, instead of being labelled simply Broad Left, were labelled Broad Left/Militant.

You didn't actually have to be in the Militant, of course, and most Broad Left candidates weren't. Everybody got the label. Curiously enough if you were in the ruling Moderate grouping, no such label applied, regardless of which political party you were in.

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