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Old 12.19.2009, 05:59 PM   #18
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I don't normally have any qualms with capitalism, but I think the rapidly-encroaching volunteer culture is really dangerous. Worker's rights have taking a pretty massive hit since the large scale dissolution/ ineffectiveness of the trade unions following Thatcher, but generally they're ok. Volunteer culture is really a step in the wrong direction, especially when the YTS scheme (a Tory invention) at least paid lip-service to the notion of getting paid for doing not much.

It's much like the trend towards unpaid overtime. I know of quite a few people who have been told they're not officially obliged to, but it looks bad if they don't do a bit of it.

All of this wouldn't be so much of a problem, but if the Posties get quashed (and it looks alright on that front at the moment) then trade unionism is basically NUT and CA in this country. Worrying.
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