I’m no longer in the business, so take this rant with a bucket of salt and an understanding that I have no actual, credible insider information but I see UNIFOR’s Leave the House of Labour? move as a short term tactic to win changes to the Congress’s raiding rules which I think they could resolve before the next per capita…
So this item about a tentative agreement at WestJet caught my eye in my Twitter feed and I was excited. Smiley-faced happy workplace WestJet has a union now for its flight attendants. Finally.
There’s a debate raging at the CLC now about whether the Congress should levy more money from its members (to the tune
the $22 million around $15 or $16 million) to fund a paid publicity campaign to improve the image of the labour movement in the eyes of TV viewers.
The title of this post is, in fact, a slogan. But I’m thinking slogans are verbal dead weight in the internet era. What harm would it do us to just cut them all out and put content up front?
In one of my earlier posts about designated day creep, I cited evidence of a trend wherein the number of special days we mark in the union movement is growing at a dizzying rate. As further evidence, I give you the United Nations official list of observed days. I’ll save you the effort. There’s 115 of them.