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    I think there should be a breakaway from the PFA. I'm not sure it should be on colour lines though, I'm sure there's plenty of decent white footballers, and Joey Barton, who would like to be a part of a new organisation that didn't just blanket defend any thing that's done by a member of the PFA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    I think there should be a breakaway from the PFA. I'm not sure it should be on colour lines though, I'm sure there's plenty of decent white footballers, and Joey Barton, who would like to be a part of a new organisation that didn't just blanket defend any thing that's done by a member of the PFA.
    Thats the crux of a trade union though, if a **** is paying his subs, he's entitled to representation. You've gotta stand up and give it your best, despite your personal belief he should be left to the firing squad (unless you can palm him off to another caseworker). Behind the scenes you can beg, cajole, plead with them that taking on the system is a waste of time and just going to give them a bad rep, as they've not really got a leg to stand on, but if they want you to represent them, then you have to. Usually the employer or whoever has managed to stuff up enough to find a loophole to get them off on (thats the point you lecture them how really lucky they've been and can tell them not to do it again)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Saw Colin on SSN this morning. Piece of **** actually said Kirkland went down like a sack of potatoes. What's he trying to suggest? That the custodian was trying to milk the assault?

    Seriously tho: Bates + Colin + Diouff + feral Leedsscum. The **** quotient must be approaching crictical mass, surely?
    Leave Diouf out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Thats the crux of a trade union though, if a **** is paying his subs, he's entitled to representation. You've gotta stand up and give it your best, despite your personal belief he should be left to the firing squad (unless you can palm him off to another caseworker). Behind the scenes you can beg, cajole, plead with them that taking on the system is a waste of time and just going to give them a bad rep, as they've not really got a leg to stand on, but if they want you to represent them, then you have to. Usually the employer or whoever has managed to stuff up enough to find a loophole to get them off on (thats the point you lecture them how really lucky they've been and can tell them not to do it again)
    Guess the issue with the racism stuff is that the person vilified is represented by the same group as the person accused of making the remarks. The question is whether both sides feel that the PFA has properly represented them.

    IMO, the PFA had to come out hard and tough on the side of the victim, setting a precedent and making it clear to players, but unfortunately the perpetrator was the English captain who they couldn't be seen to desert. Unless they can blame it on a crowd or a manager, they've been shown to be impotent.

    EDIT: impression from a casual, tbh, wasn't following the English papers that closely at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Guess the issue with the racism stuff is that the person vilified is represented by the same group as the person accused of making the remarks. The question is whether both sides feel that the PFA has properly represented them.

    IMO, the PFA had to come out hard and tough on the side of the victim, setting a precedent and making it clear to players, but unfortunately the perpetrator was the English captain who they couldn't be seen to desert. Unless they can blame it on a crowd or a manager, they've been shown to be impotent.

    EDIT: impression from a casual, tbh, wasn't following the English papers that closely at the time.
    pretty much this^

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    I have total sympathy for vic's viewpoint, but, as cpr suggests, even ****s have the right to representation by their trade union. For their (the union's) part, they have to proceed with an assumption of innocence on the accused's part, especially when the case is also subject to legal proceedings.

    I guess this is where the black players' frustrations spring from.
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    If I was coughing up big dough every year just on the off chance I needed representation, I'd definitely be none too pleased if my organisation decided to make their own mind up about my case and take the moral high ground when that time finally came around.

    I can see the other side too - I'd be equally disappointed if I was coughing up big dough every year just on the off chance I needed representation and then my organisation represented the other party when the time came even though they knew I was in the right - but you can't just leave paying members out in the cold.

    I don't think a black players union or anything like that is the answer, but there probably does need to be a different process when there's a dispute between two players, rather than a player and someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Guess the issue with the racism stuff is that the person vilified is represented by the same group as the person accused of making the remarks. The question is whether both sides feel that the PFA has properly represented them.

    IMO, the PFA had to come out hard and tough on the side of the victim, setting a precedent and making it clear to players, but unfortunately the perpetrator was the English captain who they couldn't be seen to desert. Unless they can blame it on a crowd or a manager, they've been shown to be impotent.

    EDIT: impression from a casual, tbh, wasn't following the English papers that closely at the time.
    Not big on my info on the trade union movement, what happens in an average workplace if two colleagues in a dispute with each other are represented by the same union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCC44 View Post
    Not big on my info on the trade union movement, what happens in an average workplace if two colleagues in a dispute with each other are represented by the same union.
    First port of call is to try and sort the dispute out between them, with the union acting as a moderator/go between. The last thing they want is either party going in the book as being accused of something, or being seen to throw accusations around willy nilly.

    If it has to go through formal channels such as a grievance process, then yes both will get a rep from the union (they can always call someone in from out of branch as a neutral if needs), but the likelyhood is the reps will always be looking to bring the two parties to a mutual solution based on understanding each sides viewpoint.

    If it is a case of where someone is wrong, the rep should be trying to explain where they are wrong, and what company policy/anti-discrimination legislation they have broken, and explain the situation to them. If they are too stubborn to admit defeat, then the rep just has to do the best they can for the person, whilst managing their expectations of sucess.


    Actually a mate of mine over at Unison was telling me of an old case he had once where a bloke lamped his colleague as he found he'd been banging his wife behind his back. Was a case of inform the management of the mitigating circs, so the guy who threw hands got off pretty lightly, and look for ways the attacked could continue to work for the company in another department, away from any further ambushes.

    I dont know of any cases in our branch in the last year thats been member v member going through a formal grievance. Mainly its member v company action (though the manager acting on behalf of the company is invarably a member, they tend to invoke HR/senior management to fight their corner, as its usually their guidance thats caused the issue!)
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    Suarez is a diver sez Moyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Bad midweek for the Best League in the World. Sky will need to start thinking up new propaganda.
    They don't need to, Merseyside derby and Chelsea v Manure this weekend and it will be back to normal with gullible idiots swallowing the hype.

    Best league for excitement maybe, but clearly not the best league overall.



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