Have a dead pet? Unions demand bereavement time off

Other than killing who knows how many Veterans at unionized VA Hospitals, unions carry on. Having worked at a unionized Hospital I can tell you that this demand is nothing unusual. Of course, no one gets fired as a union worker, so it is Katy bar the door. One wrong statement to a union worker ends up in days of protracted legal wrangling. There, I said it.

Called stretching my angst against unions.

Via Herald Sun:

BEREAVEMENT leave on the death of pets is among outrageous union demands mining bosses say are putting jobs at risk.

Mining giant Rio Tinto says unions are using unreasonable claims to drag out negotiations on employment deals at its mines, costing the resources industry time and money.

Rio Tinto Australia managing director Phil Edmands said other ambit claims put to the company include complaints that seats in portable huts used for meal breaks at mines do not have cushions and calls for an extra 7½ days’ annual holidays.

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HT: Moonbattery


9 Responses to “Have a dead pet? Unions demand bereavement time off”

  1. justturnright Says:

    Do goldfish count?


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    Anything for a union worker to get more time off…..


    • bunkerville Says:

      Anything at all is fair to claim.


  3. the unit Says:

    I have different bereavement question. I got just 2.96 acres in county N.West Florida. Over forty years done buried two good dogs, Stevie the Goat and Packer a quarter horse, that county sent a backhoe to help me with. If I live long enough I have two more dogs and three cats to go. When I go why can’t my daughter dig me a hole there among my old friends? She would call that number to be sure not to cause some utility outage. There are also bones of many squirrels, rats, and snakes. And there were folks here before me that did some burying as well.
    No time off required. I retired and daughter lost her job a while back.


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    These are the same people who complain that greedy companies are using robots and computors to replace workers. Duh!


    • bunkerville Says:

      They can’t quite get it.


  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on theThumpHouse.


    • bunkerville Says:



      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


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