Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Striking for Sex

I'll admit, this is an interesting reason to go on strike, not one I've heard before:

South African workers striking over pay and benefits have a new complaint -- they no longer have the energy for sex.

Monroe Mkalipi, a regional chairman of the powerful COSATU federations of trade unions, complained that work conditions are so tough workers can't perform in the bedroom.

"The harshness that we have in all our workplaces is so severe to such a point that when you get home at night it becomes a problem expanding our families," the SAPA news agency quoted him as saying.

Public sector workers are negotiating with the government to increase pay for the first time since 2004.

OK, but even if it's true, what god will a pay rise be? They'll just be knackered and their wives will be off spending the extra money with somebody else.

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