22 Jan

Well I’ve been thinking a lot lately, don’t worry I took a few naps… anyway I digress.

I follow and support lots of various groups including those in the Public Sector. I’m quite simplistic but it has upset me how aggressively dismissive some of these groups can be about the others. The teacher bashing regarding *school closures* a case in point.

For a while I’ve thought that the Government has rested back letting the media do their dirty work in identifying sections of society to pillory keeping the populace divided and making a concerted effort to challenge them highly unlikely.  Historical tactics which work well, unfortunately.

This morning I had another very interesting chat with a few people regarding unity.

*Fuzz* do not have a *union* they have the Fed which has to work to strict guidelines and constraints.  *Trumpton* have unions who seem more vociferous and successful  in mounting challenges. There is very real friction between these two groups at times which is clearly seen from my perch on the outside, friendly and sympathetic to both groups. Similar tensions exist between other Public Sector groups too.

From my little perch I see more similarities than differences. You all have specialist yet often converging roles, you all have a desire to serve society, you all are essential to society and you are all being shafted.

I can’t fully comprehend your jobs and restrictions that you work under as I’m on the outside, seems to me that you don’t understand each other either. I’m a relational person and firmly believe that we can only get to understand each other by forming relationships formal or informal and starting a dialogue.  In my chat this morning I mentioned two things, *circling the wagons* and symbiosis.

When threatened its natural to cling to those like you, understandable.  Yet this action can be as effective in keeping out those who would like to help as it is in protecting you from your enemy.

Symbiosis: close relationship of interdependent species.  Now THIS interests me!  How about encouraging the Fed and Unions to speak to each other and build mutually beneficial associations? Maybe it is happening in places I don’t know.  The Police have to attend protests to keep public order, this does not mean they are unsympathetic to causes and should not automatically be treated as if this is the case.  Unions, you have greater flexibility to exert pressure, could you include supporting the police in your actions? 

Individuals can you build on your knowledge of these other groups by trying to research and speak to each other?

We all need to stick together and focus on who the real protagonists are at THIS point in time. I do not want to relive the 70s it was awful! Keep the lines of communication open please, reach out and press on.  Stop keeping on picking up your ball and huffing off home when the game goes against you.  Sort this mess out together, you can go back to being partisan if you want to after!

We’re all in this together aren’t we? Or are we Sheep?


Please let me know what you think…start the dialogue!

Jules x

Oh and sorry if it sounds a bit preachy not meant that way honestly 😉



4 Responses to “#Unity”

  1. njg28 January 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Spot on. Don’t let this nasty Govt divide & conquer the various parts of the public sector. That IS their aim. The whole sector MUST stick together and speak up with a united voice against ConDem spin, cuts and privatisation of parts of public services. #PublicSectorNotForProfit

  2. retiredandangry January 23, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Every Public Sector identified by this government for ‘Reform’ is systematically singled out one by one for ‘Bad Press’. In my opinion the only forward for all of us is TOGETHER. It’s time to put our differences aside, they still exist, but let’s demonstrate that we are bigger than that. Engage, Dialogue, identity opportunities to help each other and work together. Yes…..Symbiosis

  3. steveb1960 January 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Historically there has always been some rivalry between different aspects of the Public Sector sometimes this is quite friendly and sometime quite antagonistic. However the true measure of these various and diverse sectors is their ability to pull together in a crisis. This is where the true professional respect for each other can be seen. That respect and ability to work together is what is needed now as indicated above by the other 2 comments.

  4. underterraingrunter January 24, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    I’d like to make a comment on “…letting the media do their dirty work in identifying sections of society to pillory keeping the populace divided…” There are offices full of people who make up the news. Of course some stories are factual and accurate, others are purely fictional. In this way the populace are emotionally manipulated. How I know this is one of the very few things I won’t talk about.

    It goes further than that. For a long time I thought all editors and some journalists were spooks. Now I know spooks teach journalism. I read a piece on a subject I have first hand knowledge of. It was the biggest load of tripe I’ve seen on that subject. I looked up the author and found he is a major teacher of journalism. Suddenly it became clear to me. Journalists are watched throughout their education. The useful ones get the jobs, the truthseekers get nothing. It’s made clear to them what pays and what doesn’t. I outline this briefly in one of my YouTube playlists. Click on my name to get to my YouTube channel.

    Those who chose to divide the populace are traitors and have nowhere to hide. The internet exposes all. This is where unity becomes most difficult, trying to bring these largely lost causes into the fold.

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