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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:17 PM
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Take children to work to help beat strikes, says Cameron (UK PM)
Source: The Guardian

David Cameron has suggested firms should allow parents to take their children to work on the day that millions of public sector workers strike over pensions next Wednesday.

The prime minister told MPs in the Commons that the industrial action scheduled for 30 November was the "height of irresponsibility" on a day that he urged members to defy the strikes to avoid inflicting "pain" on hardworking people "who pay your wages".

Louise Mensch, Tory MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, asked Cameron during prime minister's questions whether he thought people should take their kids to work with them to minimise disruption to their day.

Cameron told MPs: "These strikes are going to go ahead. Everyone should be very clear about where responsibility lies. It is with those union leaders and the party opposite but I think she makes an important point that where it is safe to help people bring their children to work then I think organisations should do so."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/23/take-chil...
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tcaudilllg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:35 PM
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1. Uh huh...
Yeah I think it's time the Liberal Dems staged a revolt over there... because this would be the time to destroy Cameron's government.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:35 PM
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2. do these companies have liability coverage for children in the workplace?
there is that to consider, Dave...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:42 PM
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3. In the UK
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 12:53 PM by dipsydoodle
such Employers Liability cover covers the world at large.

Its also a legal obligation for companies here.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:56 PM
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4. But surely there are some workplaces
where it's not appropriate to take children..?
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Po_d Mainiac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:15 PM
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5. Absolutely!
Whore houses and investment banks, just to name a couple
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:06 PM
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6. What's wrong with whorehouses ?
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Scruffy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:04 AM
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8. Exactly
No one forces you to get screwed in a whorehouse, unlike banks and brokerage house. That's why they call themselves
"brokers".
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Po_d Mainiac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:50 AM
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9. Banksters are known to frequent them!
:evilgrin:
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:19 PM
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7. LOL
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