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Re: The friendly and polite Europe related terrible jokes thread
« Reply #11865 on: October 28, 2023, 06:45:43 am »

Tesla under strike in Sweden, because Tesla do not use collective agreements.

Tesla's response so far has been barely shrouded propaganda pieces through their fan club claiming no strike is happening and the evil union is just threatening their workers who have it so much better on Tesla than on other car companies in terms of wages *and* insurance benefits (which is not a thing we do in Sweden), and confusion over the fact that Swedish law applies to Swedes and not just to foreign workers moved into Sweden.

I hope the unions win.
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Re: The friendly and polite Europe related terrible jokes thread
« Reply #11866 on: November 09, 2023, 11:53:03 am »

Tesla under strike in Sweden, because Tesla do not use collective agreements.

Tesla's response so far has been barely shrouded propaganda pieces through their fan club claiming no strike is happening and the evil union is just threatening their workers who have it so much better on Tesla than on other car companies in terms of wages *and* insurance benefits (which is not a thing we do in Sweden), and confusion over the fact that Swedish law applies to Swedes and not just to foreign workers moved into Sweden.

I hope the unions win.
What do they say in the audio clip?

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« Reply #11867 on: November 09, 2023, 04:10:08 pm »

Tesla under strike in Sweden, because Tesla do not use collective agreements.

Tesla's response so far has been barely shrouded propaganda pieces through their fan club claiming no strike is happening and the evil union is just threatening their workers who have it so much better on Tesla than on other car companies in terms of wages *and* insurance benefits (which is not a thing we do in Sweden), and confusion over the fact that Swedish law applies to Swedes and not just to foreign workers moved into Sweden.

I hope the unions win.
What do they say in the audio clip?

Sure! And for reference, Dagens Arbete is the union paper of the industrial worker's union. Anyway, with only a few liberties since I wasn't sure how to translate some things:

DA Journalist (the male voice): "This is planning for strike breaking, I'm wondering how you-"
Tesla communications boss (the female voice): "Eh, but eh -- is it, is it really illegal to move, or, that personnel works att different workplaces within the country's borders, that is in Sweden"
DA: "To perform a striking worker's work is what is the actual definition of strike breaking, yes, whether one now moves people to -- if there's very few at one place, that is there's many--"
Tesla: "Within the country?"
DA: "Yes"
Tesla: "Within the country?"
Da: "Yes. You're not aware of this?"
Tesla: "Eeeeh, not, eeeeh, within the country, eeh-"
DA: "Within the country," *chuckle* "Yes, absolutely. It's about performing the work of somebody at strike. That's what it's about."
Tesla: "Okey. Let me check this up and come back to you."
DA: "Okey."
Tesla: "Yes? Thank you, please. Bye!"


Since the start of the strike support strikes has been started in among other things the Swedish harbour worker unions, who are refusing to shift Tesla cars and products through, and infrastructure/communications unions are stopping all transport of reserve parts within the country.

Sorry that all sources is in Swedish
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Re: The friendly and polite Europe related terrible jokes thread
« Reply #11868 on: November 10, 2023, 07:59:52 am »

DA: "To perform a striking worker's work is what is the actual definition of strike breaking, yes, whether one now moves people to -- if there's very few at one place, that is there's many--"
Tesla: "Within the country?"
DA: "Yes"
Tesla: "Within the country?"
Da: "Yes. You're not aware of this?"
Tesla: "Eeeeh, not, eeeeh, within the country, eeh-"
LMAO

Tesla truly inheriting the cringefather's cringe

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Re: The friendly and polite Europe related terrible jokes thread
« Reply #11869 on: November 22, 2023, 03:23:58 pm »

First exit polls in the Netherlands seem to point at Geert Wilders' PVV (populist extreme right) becoming the largest party.
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« Reply #11870 on: November 22, 2023, 03:47:07 pm »

Finally Rutte is out, only to be replaced by this. :(

I fully expect him to be completely incompetent when he has to do actual work and cooperate with people, instead of being in opposition where all he has to do is complain. Let's hope it won't take too long before it ends in new elections. 
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« Reply #11871 on: November 22, 2023, 03:53:43 pm »


I fully expect him to be completely incompetent when he has to do actual work and cooperate with people, instead of being in opposition where all he has to do is complain. Let's hope it won't take too long before it ends in new elections.
Don't be too sure. He's the former mentor of Mark Rutte, back when he was still a VVD party member.
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« Reply #11872 on: November 23, 2023, 06:45:58 am »

We'll see. From what I remember the PVV was not really a shining example of competence and stability when they were part of Rutte I. (or sort of part of, it was an unholy construct to begin with)

Sadly people have short memories, so it seems we'll have to deal with this again.
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« Reply #11873 on: November 28, 2023, 03:33:00 pm »

The Tesla labour conflict in Sweden continues. Today Tesla sued the Swedish state and PostNord (our part-state-owned postal company) to force the solidarity-striking communications workers to deliver post to Tesla.

The case hasn't reached the appropriate government agency yet but the Thing Court (our lowest court of law) has intermistically ruled that the labourers doesn't have to deliver anything but that Tesla has a right to the opportunity to collect the plates themselves.
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« Reply #11874 on: November 28, 2023, 03:42:19 pm »

Oh that escalated a bit. I thought it was just the license plates they were refusing to deliver, but itís all mail? Damn.

This is surely going to get to the point that itís going to cost Tesla more to avoid signing a CBA than itís going to cost them by signing it, both in terms of money and damage to their reputation.
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Re: The friendly and polite Europe related terrible jokes thread
« Reply #11875 on: November 28, 2023, 05:04:31 pm »

I mean... maybe?

Musk being involved, cost and reputation draining further down the shitter might not actually make the company budge, though, even if a CBA'd cost them less of either.
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« Reply #11876 on: Today at 09:02:43 am »

Tesla strike now spreading to support strikes in Denmark, Norway, and Finland. Not sure if anyone have started yet or if they're just warning as of now, Finland land's warns to start at Dec 20th.

Here's an article in English though you have to skip over a bunch of info about historical labour fights of foreign companies in Sweden first. Googling seems to return quite a lot of articles in English now so it seems to st least make a little splash abroad.
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