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Strike Threats Over Disney Handing Over Mickey Mouse to Panini

Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:40 pm

When Disney bought Marvel, many of us thought the writing was on the wall for Panini's Marvel reprint titles (and, indeed, Disney quicly stopped Panini from publishing UK originated material based on Marvel characters in Britain) but the latest development has caused quite a bit of puzzled head scratching as, in an almost total reversal of what was expected, Disney have decided to hand over the Italian publishing rights to Mickey Mouse to Panini! The long running weekly comic Topolino will now be published by Panini, requiring 22 former Disney staff to relocate halfway across the country if they want to retain their jobs. Predictably, this has not gone down well and strike action is being threatened.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:35 pm

What is it that the employees do? Are they creatives or something?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:56 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:What is it that the employees do? Are they creatives or something?
No. On the production side, I believe.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:01 am

Oh. They'll probably just lose their jobs, then.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:49 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:Oh. They'll probably just lose their jobs, then.
It now seems to have been sorted out-they get to stay where they are. Strike action tends to get more results over there, I believe...

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:33 pm

That's good news! Where I live we can't even form a union.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:35 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:That's good news! Where I live we can't even form a union.
What, you mean legally? You don't have that option? Shocked 

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:59 am

Yeah, we don't. Isn't that great? Smile

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:07 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:Yeah, we don't. Isn't that great? Smile
What happened to "the land of the free"? Pretty much nobody else would tolerate that!Crying or Very sad 

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:22 pm

It's a state thing. Different states have different laws, so I think it's freer in other ones. I mean, I know other states have unions and stuff, but in Utah a "strike" like this one would simply be met with 22 pink slips. I'm glad that didn't happen in their case.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:31 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:It's a state thing. Different states have different laws, so I think it's freer in other ones. I mean, I know other states have unions and stuff, but in Utah a "strike" like this one would simply be met with 22 pink slips. I'm glad that didn't happen in their case.
Over here, those 22 pink slips would be met by 22 Employment Tribunals and probably 22 compensatory payments from the employer, enforced by those Tribunals.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:51 pm

Sounds a lot nicer over there. Too bad all my stuff's here.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:04 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Sounds a lot nicer over there. Too bad all my stuff's here.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so they say. But for all its problems, I wouldn't want to live anywhere but here.

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