Friday, June 24, 2011

The Great Canadian Standoff

The NDP are filibustering, presenting their 20 minute speeches, delaying the vote on the back to work legislation, that would force postal workers back on the job, for less money than originally offered.

I don't know if Lisa Raitt finds union busting as sexy as cancer, but she's standing her ground, blaming the workers, despite the fact that it was management who stopped the mail.

The small difference in pay increase may not mean much, but the legislation means that management can refuse to accept doctor's notes for absenteeism. That's pretty draconian.

It's nice to see Layton take a stand on something. Kudos.

1 comment:

  1. It certainly is nice to see him take a stand. And not a moment too soon.
    Management doesn't want to accept a doctor's note? What do they want instead? A sworn affidavit?
    Draconian, indeed.