Tomorrow morning, first thing, the Harper government intends to legislate striking CP Rail employees
back to work. Quelle f__king surprise!
It's a union that unhappily falls under federal jurisdiction which renders collective bargaining unacceptable. It may be an integral part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
, but just not here in oh so neoliberal Canada.
Typical Harper who on one hand promotes "free markets" when they abolished the Wheat Board but will force Rail workers to become slaves basically.
Free markets demand the suppression of organized labour and collective bargaining.
I don't agree with what you are saying.
If Harpercons really what free markets it should be void of government interference in labour relations. If workers want to organize unions, guilts, or other forms, so be it.
Harper and his ilk propose a form of fascism instead.
Augh! I'm a union carpenter. When this kind of thing happens I phone my executive and ask why we don't go out in support. Why don't they get on the horn with other unions and SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN for a few days? Invariably the answer is, "it's not the right time."
What the hell bunch of milquetoast chickens did all those labour activists die for anyway? Honestly, I'm so ashamed of the world we have let happen.
I agree with Karen.
Without an all-out general strike, even for a couple of days, even with BIG FINES PAID by the unions, then it's just a charade.
Let's see if it happens. Even for a day would make the point. Harper & Co. would know it won't be so easy next time around.
Karen, I've been mystified why we haven't seen a general strike in Canada. Then again have you heard either Mulcair or Trudeau championing organized labour or the various strikers Harper has legislated back to work, again and again, since he came to power? If the NDP won't stand by labour, fearful of being seen as less than mainstream centrist, who will?
The NDP has abandoned the Left and, like the Libs and Cons, puts its personal interests ahead of the country and our people. That's the story of neoliberalism.
Funny, that's exactly what I was thinking in response to anonymous' comment. There will be no strike. Union executives seem to have bought the same status quo as Trudeau and Mulcair.
Karen, that's a very discouraging observation. That it's true I have no doubt but how it came to be needs to be exposed.
Take a good look at how labour fuctions in South Korea.´´Employed Koreans, employed Korea´´. Anyong
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