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  1. Max Power

    P.O Strike Begins.

    An increased pay offer to assist with the loss of overtime has been turned down. It's obvious that the union is encouraging the strikers to stick it out to protect the power of the union! http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=44533&headline=Increased pay offer for posties is rejected&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018
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    P.O Strike Begins.

    I always thought that postmen had a plum job, great pay and conditions etc. I think this is the public's perception even today and I haven't heard a lot of support for them, particularly as there are to be no redundancies, only a cut in overtime. There will be an impact on new starters to reflect the changes the industry has gone through.
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    P.O Strike Begins.

    First day of the strike and no solution as yet? http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=44530&headline=Updated: Last ditch talks fail to avert post strike&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018 ’I’ve never been in talks like these as it’s so fait accompli. We’ve wasted two days waiting for the Tynwald debate.’ Tynwald voted to support in principle the board’s strategy including proposals to close the final salary pension scheme for new starters and end Saturday letters delivery. Mr Pullinger, CWU deputy general secretary postal, said:’Tynwald has taken a side with only one side of the story. ’Politicians once again covered themselves in no glory. No wonder people have lost faith in political processes.’ He said public support for the postal workers was holding up well and CWU members were ’still absolutely determined to fight’. Like most bullies, Mr Pullinger isn't used to waiting for anyone and exaggerates his strength.
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    Has the Ben got new engines?

    You're right, the record for the Liverpool crossing was held by a paddle steamer (Viking I think?) until the fast craft were introduced, around two hours if my memory serves me correctly? I'm sure Heysham could be reached in under two hours without fuel restrictions with the Ben.
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    Having had a look at the site, it's ok but maybe should be linked to the gov.im site to allow it to be easier to find? I'm never going to remember the site name in 15 years when the scheme is nearly finished. Surprised that they seem to think a double tram line is needed on the North end of the prom where it's narrowest but a nice single line where it's widest? It makes me wonder on the logic, which hasn't been explained?
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    Airport Security...

    How did a company which needs so many non Manx workers manage to win the contract?
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    Sexual Offences Bill 2019

    Why was it ever illegal? Could it have been because in situations where men were thrown together, such as in the army, navy, prison, schools etc people might excercise power over others by raping them? It does seem a bit stupid that a private act should be illegal?
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    Manx Radio

    Isn't there another thread where this has been discussed, or are you just going to spout your uninformed comments where ever I post?
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    Manx Radio

    Like the lad who broke in and wrote his name in the dust at Chrystal's Auction room in Athol Street?
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    KFC & Starbucks

    Ray Harmer says there is little we can do.... https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/little-action-can-be-taken-to-alleviate-peel-road-congestion/ How about moving the traffic island and crossing a bit further away from McD's?
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    KFC & Starbucks

    As are McDonald's. They have someone who deals with it around the site area. I assume the same would be true for the new site?
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    KFC & Starbucks

    Bill Shimmins is asking questions... https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/mhk-raises-fast-food-litter-traffic-concerns/?fbclid=IwAR1eGjvE7Np6K-0dII3UB9RF2CL16EPghjPfqsmc_0XJRs1lD43GIAdY1Cw There will be a solution to the entrance and exit issue and how is this going to generate more litter? Are the same customers now going to wolf down a KFC on top of their Maccy D's sloshed down with a Starbucks? Isle of Man problems eh?
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    TT 2018

    I'm guessing the report was commissioned by the ACU for their own internal purposes, what has been released gives an indication of where they consider the causes to be I would think? If there is to be a claim, perhaps they need to consider whether the report should be released and if it would prejudice anything? Either way, making it public only satisfies curiosity and serves no other purpose.
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    TT 2018

    Don't be stupid, that's not what I was saying at all and you know it! No, your question triggered the usual sarcastic response from one of those who can't wait to find something to pass ill informed comment about the TT.
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    TT 2018

    And those riders would have performed the same action on previous occasions, being led by a travelling marshal at a cautious speed.