Tesco workers have won a massive equal pay victory in an EU court meaning that workers in the store can now compare themselves the same as those in the warehouse which will be worth an extra £3.00 per hour for them.

I was somewhat surprised they had won this victory in an EU court as I was under the impression we had left the EU, which would suggest the case started some considerable time before we left.

There are two points of interest in this story, firstly the majority of workers in the store are women, whereas the majority in the warehouse are men although not all are men or women in either department.

The second point which I imagine would have had a bearing on this case is that neither of these jobs are equal, in that the warehouse job is more physically demanding and has an element of danger from falling heavy goods and being run over by a fork lift truck etc.

I may be wrong but I would have thought that these jobs are about as equal as an apple and a banana in that whilst an apple is indeed a fruit, there is some debate as to whether a banana is a fruit or a herb.

However, I am a modern man and can accept that if an EU court rules that two jobs which are completely different are in fact the same I am willing to accept the ruling as this may have set a precedent for a case I am thinking of bringing.

I imagine that the law firm of Leigh Day may have acted on a no win, no fee in which case I wish to proceed with a case which concerns my pension and the lack of equality with another well known pensioner.

Ex Prime Minister Mr Tony Blair has recently become a pensioner and is allegedly receiving £80,000 a year pension, my case therefore is that we are both pensioners and are in fact more alike than an apple and a banana and yet I am not receiving anything like this amount.

Should anyone from Leigh Day happen to read this and wish to take up the case on my behalf I would be extremely grateful and just think of the publicity they would receive with headlines in the national press saying, “Downtrodden pensioner wins massive pay-out in equal pay dispute.”

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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