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And a glorious weekend it is Happy Labour Day
Happy Labour Day, Kev. :)I'm on call today. And thanks to employment laws that unions fought for, I am paid time-and-a-half for the entire 12 hour shift, whether I am called in or not. Then if I am called, an extra straight time for the hours I work. Ka-ching.I agreed with your recent (grim) post about precarious employment. We are all hanging by threads now. I suppose I should comment at your blog, not mine.
I try so hard not to be grim but alas....
You Canadians are so retro about Labor Day! Wake up!http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/09/new_labor.php?ref=fpblg
Yes, labour itself is so retro. Who is silly enough to work these days. Or should I say to have work.Related to John's link (which you should all check out), the head of the Bank of Canada told the Canadian Autoworkers Union that the major profit-makers are not reinvesting their profit in society, but stockpiling reserves. It's being called "dead money". Right-wing financial analysts are doing gymnastics to disprove an obvious fact.
Yes Laura the blowback to Carney's comments and Flaherty's follow up remarks has been intense. My personal favourite was a CEO saying not true we are investing our cash in acquisitions buying up smaller firms. Which as we all know invariably results in job losses
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