The National Union of Lumberjacks have today announced the results of a recent ballot on strike action. It has received overwhelming support from it's members of which 54% voted for action, with a turnout of 23%. The action comes as a result of what the union is calling 'savage cuts'.
'Our members are facing several changes to their working terms and conditions and some may face the chop' Sam Bark of the National Union of Lumberjacks told us. 'It is proposed that we start working shifts. So where once we slept all night and worked all day we may now have to sleep till 5 then have an early start or even sleep all day and then come in for the night shift. You try fitting that into a song.'
The most controversial move will see a big amendment in the dress code. Jeans and checkered shirts will still be allowed, but the wearing of women's clothing is to be prohibited. Mr Bark gave us the Unions view. 'This policy of not allowing high heels, suspenders and a bra is nothing short of discrimination. Just because our members like to wear their wives' clothes, does not make them strange. They are just ordinary fellers'
However the company has defended it's position. 'Of course there are huge health and safety concerns around the attire of some of our employees, but there is also a customer service issue. Nobody wants a man in a skirt giving them wood'