A protest was staged by the ‘disgusted’ workers when their canteen removed bacon butties and lamb chops from the menu.And it clearly went down like a cold cup of sick…
The veggie day was part of Brighton and Hove Council Green Party’s successful election manifesto in May.
One worker said: 'As a result of potential grievances and general disgust at being told no meat would be served in the staff canteen, the policy has been abandoned and they will return to serving meat every day from now on.'Bin Men 1, Green Fruitcakes 0…
So, are they giving up? Reader, they are not:
Despite the pilot scheme failing to impress binmen, Brighton and Hove has not given up on the idea and is talking to other departments about introducing the policy.People don’t give a damn about the supposed ‘benefits’, they’d rather make their own choices on what to eat. That’s what people like you really can’t abide, isn’t it?
A council spokesman said it was disappointing, but ‘we’ll work to communicate the benefits better and work more closely with the workforce in any future plans’.
And just what is ‘work more closely with the workforce’ code for?
Green central services cabinet member Jason Kitkat said: “We are not looking to force this on staff. The idea is to get staff and people to talk about the issue. We will continue to have conversations with staff to find out ways to take this idea forward.”In other words ‘We’ll hector and cajole and threaten until these uppity peasants are forced to accept this!’.