Thursday, September 2, 2010

Strikers Striking Against The Strike

Public servants in South Africa astonished the country today when they 'picked up tools' and announced that they would be striking against strike action. In a move analysts are calling 'getting back to work', public servants claim they had grown frustrated with all the striking and decided to strike against the strike.

One of those involved in the new strike against the strike, Lucky Strikes, said "It's just not as fun as it used to be. We have been striking for so long we don't even know what we are striking for, I mean except the money. When it all started we used to be in it for the love of toy-toying, I remember even once one of the unions misread the memo and thought we were streaking. That was so embarrassing!"

Petrol attendants have also been left somewhat bemused over strike action. Petrol Mafela said "They are getting people to do our jobs while we aren't there so I don't see the point of us striking as our absence is not felt. I mean we aren't even paid by the government."

Government officials are left confused on how to deal with this new reverse psychology type of striking and readily acceded to the strikers demands of 7.500001%, rather than the 7.5% that government were offering. The 20c extra will come as great news to manufacturers of 20c coins all over the country.

The possible end to strike action has left some of the strikers hesitant towards any future strike action. Veteran striker, Strikes Mashaba contemplated,"Perhaps instead of striking, we should work harder and earn our increases by merit like the rest of the private sector workers. Haha, just kidding, we will see you next year, same strike time, same striking place."

Waseem -Allegedly- Dawood


blackhuff said...

I'm so glad that someone is realizing that striking is not an effective way anymore to get money. There are people out there who WANT to work without striking. Who wants to improve the economy by not striking and working harder. Bravo!

ayesha said...

i get that this post and the comment were in jest. Please understand that strikers are not being 'greedy', they are not even demanding what they are worth - they are asking for their salaries to at least keep up with inflation. sorry about this - I just feel quite passionately about the subject. I work with a lot of nurses who are striking and some of the hardest workers are the most passionate about the strike.

sady said...

haha, awesome blog. I guess with strikers striking against the strike and strikers striking against striking against the strike, its not that difficult to forget what you're striking for.

At one point you can't believe. oh no, wait I can.