The buzz this weekend will be Harper’s swift, hammer-like approach to force striking Air Canada workers and locked-out postal workers back to their kiosks and mail routes.
The threat of back-to-work legislation has caused fits in the House of Commons among NDP MPs, and to a lesser extent Liberals, because it involves the red meat issue of the left — protecting workers’ right to strike and bargain collectively.
Brad Lavigne, the party’s national director who recently accepted a new position as principal secretary in Layton’s office, says Harper’s actions have stirred the labour movement.“This is sending a signal to the labour movement that it is time to suit up and get ready for some significant fights.”Once again the NDP howl and wail over the wrong issue. If you truly cared about workers you would seek to work with employers to ensure mutual benefit and profit. I fight for the workers Mr. Lavigne by making profit and re-investing in our company, by learning and growing with my employees! This is what you should be encouraging your labour market to be stirred to, not picketing if they are losing a fight that the free market would have them replaced over in a jiffy. Hard working Canadians should abhor the 'logic' that the labour movement is stirred if unions are held to account within the framework of minor accountability. Let's expose the fake labour movement as destructive to workers and highlight the joy of the real labour movement: employees working hard to make their company a profit and in so doing, advance in pay and skills!
|I like fighting. I weighed 200lbs in 2007. 1 year later I fought at 168lbs and won my first fight!|
If the NDP wants to pick a fight about "labour movements", I'm up for it. If the NDP won the labour fight, they would lead their followers off a steep socialistic cliff and damn all the rest of us in the process. Fight for what you value.