I’m glad the wage negotiations will start when petrolprices are as high as they are.
I’m rather happy that I remembered to turn on the radiators yesterday because tonight the temperature dropped low. -8C (18F) when I drove to work this morning and it never really got warm at all today, it barely went over 0C (32F) even if the sun shone all day and the wind kept away. I filled my car with petrol the other day and now it costs 15,83 swedish kronor/liter. That would be 2,29 Canadian dollar/ liter and 8,7 US dollar/gallon. I don’t like it at all.
Now there’s only two more work days left this week and then I’ll have a long weekend. Four days free from work and I’ll enjoy every second of them even if the weather will be rather cold with risk of snowfall. I’ve also signed when I want to have my vacation this summer. They close down the factory for three weeks and I can either have a week before or after too if I want to. I want an early vacation so now I’ll have four weeks from week 28 🙂 I save my fifth week for Christmas. With those five days I can take three weeks vacation in total with the holidays included 🙂
Next week the wage negotiations will start (and end I hope). We already know that we’ll get 3% more this year but now we will negotiate about how much each and everyone will get. Those 3% is like a wage frame, so some can get more than 3% and some less. We’ll get someone from the big guys coming to negotiate for us and since I was the last union chairman we had I’ll be there too. I won’t have much to say really, I’ll be there more like a witness to what is decided. Naturally they’ll ask me if I agree with the owner but that’s it and I’m happy for that 🙂 No one get as much crap as those negotiating wages because no one is happy with what they get 🙂 🙂 🙂
It is time to put in more firelogs in the stove because this night will most likely get as cold as the last one was.
Have a great day!