London Gazette

 

Govt And Union To Talk About Clockwork Jobs

May 15, 1885 ·

Officials from Her Majesty’s Government will hold talks with trade unions representing workers at the Department for the Advancement of Sciences to discuss concerns over job security.

The talks are to explore ways of averting strike action at several facilities currently working on the controversial Clockwork Project, and union demands for the restriction of  automated labour in the UK workplace.

Adam – Saviour or Sinner?

The Government is hopeful the development of automata will brighten the country’s economic prospects and lift many out of poverty. There has been interest in the project from America and China, where Clockwork labour is expected to be used in the agriculture industry.

Job Security

Job fears have been echoed by railway workers and miners, who believe that every form of  manual labour is threatened if the Clockwork Project goes ahead without the necessary assurances from the authorities. Other  unions will be watching the outcome of the talks, before deciding on next steps. Many fear it could escalate to a nationwide dispute if not handled properly.

Government sources say it’s hopeful industrial action will be averted and a resolution found, before the dispute spreads to other parts of the workforce. A special team of negotiators has been chosen to lead the talks, including representatives from the Church and industry.

Attempts To Stop Production

London Gazette has heard that work on the Clockwork Project was  hampered by last week’s theft of Ambinium from a government research facility, and it is now known that the mineral is being used to develop a battery to power the automatons.

The Police are still no closer to finding out who was responsible for the break-in, and a offering a reward to anyone that can provide information that leads to an arrest.

The talks, which take place in London on Thursday, are likely to determine the future of labour relations and the economic fortunes of the country.

In category:
Newer Post

"Dropped Like A Stone" - The Spanner Responds

I'm sure I don't need to remind you all that our strength comes through unity. We look after our own. When you ask the authorities for help or you offer them assistance remember that they are not your friends. They…
Read
Older Post

Govt Office Theft - Ambinium Stolen

A Police investigation is underway after thieves broke into a Government research building on Saturday night, and stole what sources claim to be a "huge quantity" of the mineral Ambinium. It is thought that the theft may be in relation…
Read
Random Post

New By-Law Makes Fog Signals Compulsory in London

Under London's new Conservancy By-laws relating to every steam vessel, when the steam is up, and vessel is under way, shall in all cases of fog use as a signal a steam whistle, which shall be sounded at least every…
Read
Random Post

Coded Telegraph: Paranoia Rules When, Shhhh...

I continue to be both awestruck and humbled by the dedication and efficiency of this city's developing Network Proxies though I do wonder whether such an elaborate cipher is really all that neccessary.  I suppose I had best use my…
Read
Random Post

Reader's Letter: The Aesthetics' Point of View

Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Dr. Mortimer Granville and I am a doctor renowned for the medically treatment of hysteria, a diagnosis of women displaying an array of symptoms including nervousness, insomnia, exhaustion, depression, cramps, and sexual frustration. The…
Read
Random Post

A Letter To India

Dearest Uncle, I trust that this finds you in robust health and spirits, and that life as a diplomatic delegate has not been too taxing.  Perish the thought you should leave the lavish court of your bosom friend, the Most…
Read

Comment on this

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might have left one of the fields blank or be posting too quickly.

Thanks for your comment. We appreciate your response. Reload the page to see your comment.

Please wait a while before posting your next comment.

You are the first to comment!