, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread has filed for bankruptcy
twice in the past two years. Hostess workers (members of the Teamsters' Union
) staged a walkout
on Sunday after the company cut wages by 8 percent and benefits by up to 32 percent. Since the workers went on strike, Hostess has closed three of its plants
. Hostess said today that if enough workers do not return to work by this evening, it will liquidate the company
and lay off its 18,000 workers. It will announce its decision tomorrow.
Fresh in from the 'perfect timing' department - not even 24 hours after the fire brigade
goes on strike
, the south west of England goes on flood watch
and a Fireworks factory explodes
. For some added fun, the army are banned
from driving the modern fire engines
and instead drive famous 'green godesses
Even ignoring the lack of cover (644 GGs replacing 4,311 normal engines) and lack of equipment
the army fire teams have, should emergency services be able to strike?