Poll results show majority of Canadians hold favourable view of unions

The survey also found that Canadians are suspicious of politicians who hold anti-union views. A clear majority — 53 per cent — of respondents said they are suspicious of government and politicians who try to limit collective bargaining and the political power of unions.

via Poll results show majority of Canadians hold favourable view of unions.

Sears cutting 245 jobs, mostly at head office

Sears cutting 245 jobs, From the CBC Aug 2013

And how do we as Canadians feel about our continual “Job losses” while corporations pick our pockets and source the jobs we used to rely on to “off shore” providers?

I guess if you like you could apply for the jobs in Pune, India the link is below I don’t know if they would assist with travel expense, perhaps you would need to apply under a TFW (temporary foreign worker) program !

https://searsholdings.in/join-us/current-openings/list.html

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canada Caving On Controversial Issues?

The federal government is staying quiet on reports it has caved to U.S. demands on intellectual property and copyright issues in a new Pacific trade deal currently under negotiation, saying only that talks are ongoing.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canada Caving On Controversial Issues?.

Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds – The Washington Post

Between 2009 and 2012, the incomes of the top 1 percent of earners grew by more than 31 percent, according to Emmanuel Saez, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley, while the incomes of the bottom 99 percent expanded by just 0.4 percent.

via Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds – The Washington Post.

PC Leader admits he lacks talent, refuses to debate OPSEU President Smokey Thomas

PC Leader admits he lacks talent, refuses to debate OPSEU President Smokey Thomas.

Two days after the PCs publicly targeted Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak flatly refused to engage in a debate about his party’s plans for Ontario workers and unions. – See more at: http://www.opseu.org/news/press2013/december-11-2013.htm#sthash.ud2BIQf0.dpuf