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I appreciate that you may have once been an office junior on a big contract (although with your appalling verbal reasoning skills and inability to spell common words in the English language I'm not sure how you held down that gig for long) but it doesn't give you the right to pontificate on the basis of hearsay or "how you'd like the world to be".
Evidence now or shut it.
Dear God you are an absolute moron.
Players wanted money in their accounts on Friday - The Championship retention bonuses and loyalty fees were planned and authorised to the bank for payment on Friday. .However, the players gave me an ultimatum that unless these sums were received on Friday they would not take part in the game planned for Saturday against St Mirren.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Anderson received a threat -
Having personally assisted in funding many of the payments for the players’ salaries, for the majority of the time that l have been involved with the club, I was not prepared to be threatened or blackmailed
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Players give statement of strike for Iles to print - A statement issued from the squad via The Bolton News
this evening states...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Any strike is unofficial unless it complies with outlined legal process -
Industrial action happens when trade union members are in a dispute with their employers that can’t be solved through negotiations.
A trade union can only call for industrial action if a majority of its members involved support it in a properly organised postal vote
- called a ‘ballot’.
Before organising a ballot, a union must decide which members affected by a dispute it wants to ask to take industrial action. It must tell all members entitled to vote and the employer what the ballot results were
.A trade union calls industrial action by telling members and the employer when and how this action will be taken
. This should be done by a trade union official or committee that has the legal right to do so. Your voting paper must have said who this is.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Industrial action happens when trade union members are in a dispute with their employers that can’t be solved through negotiations
. - clearly that didn't happen because on the Tuesday AFTER the strike we hear this -
PFA called in
to mediate as Bolton pay row continues.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
So we've clearly established that whoever may have started the dispute (obviously Anderson if he has not paid the players what they are contractually due on time) the correct legal procedure was for this issue to be resolved by negotiations by the players trade union and only then if these negotiations fail that a legal process of calling strike action (by postal balloting of their members) and officially notifying the employer of the results and informing him of strike dates (not we are giving you less than 24 hours warning we aren't playing tomorrow!) simply did not happen and the players clearly went on unofficial strike and announced the fact to Iles to print.
As for the consequences of this, we were clearly signing players up to the strike and non (apart from the Pole who I can only assume we completed the signing of before the EFL got involved following the unofficial strike being made public?) and non since -
Adams said: “Bolton are in a situation where I don’t think they can sign any players at this moment in time.”[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Seems abundantly clear to me (and most other reasonably minded people) that an internal dispute was escalated by the players without going through the due legal processes to call an unofficial strike and had it made public via Iles.
It is this action (and not the initial unpaid bonus dispute) that has triggered both the EPL and PFA involvement - and seemingly a player embargo - right when we need one the least.
Not really a hard timeline to follow and understand - unless of course you are consumed with hatred for the owner and those like myself who don't seem to think Anderson is doing not to bad a job at all.
Try dealing with the facts in future and not the voices you clearly hear all the time in your head.