The second bit of good news was that electricians and fitters working for MJN Colston received a rather nice letter on Saturday morning.
What a nice letter to wake up to. Many, many MJN employees had a collective sigh of relief. So that officially states that MJN Colston are staying with the JIB. HURRAH, I hear the MJN lads shout. Well yes it is good news, it is fantastic news in fact. But this is still just the start. As all MJN employees will no longer be protesting against their employers this is a massive advantage. You can openly attend protests in your area without having to look over your back or be concerned about the consequences. So this is our time to step up, No Excuses For ALL MJN employees anymore .
No offense to MJN, I have done well by them for nearly ten years. But they are not Balfour Beatty. Everyone knows that they are at the head of this, closely followed by the little o'rish fella in O'Rourke tower. As soon as one of these pull the plug, that is when we can celebrate.
This campaign is still small. There are still way too many people standing there thinking either that it wont affect them or they are willing to leave the fight to others. I personally have the phone numbers of over 40 sparks in my phone, I have only seen 6 of them at the London protests and half of them scuttle off before eight to go to work. This isnt good enough. Things improved in London this week. There was 300 of us there. It got a bit exciting. But we need at least double that there. The size of London and the surrounding areas is hugh. The amount of sites in the capital alone is massive, so there is no excuse for only 300. There should be nearer a thousand every week without fail. I have not missed one yet and don't want a medal. I want all you other drips to stop coming up with all these crap excuses. You go out on the piss and roll in two hours late, thats ok. You go to the dentist, thats ok. You go to a protest to protect your job and your future earnings and your not interested? Think you cant find work now? What do you think it iwll be like next year if they get their way? Get a f****** grip, grow some b******* and get your arse to a protest. NO MORE EXCUSES
Monday 26th 6am - Lyndsey & Conoco Oil Refinery
Wednesday 28th 6:30am - London Kings Cross, Platforms 10&11
Wednesday 28th 6:30am - 2014 Commonwealth Games Project, The Velodrome , Glasgow