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#1 jmfaminoff

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:29 AM

Labour Day is not about having a day off, going to the beach, or having a barbecue. We must never forget the price that others have paid for us to enjoy our Labour Day off. Before government standards changed the work week, if you dared to organize a union and/or participated in a strike, under common law, your employer could have had you thrown in prison and then sued you for any damages/losses. We are beneficiaries of their struggle: I am thankful for the laws that have been put in place to help protect all workers' rights to pursue fair wages, standardized working hours, and benefits. I hope you enjoy your Labour Day today!
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

The media bashes unions a lot. I do understand a lot of the negatives are from heads of unions who make unrealistic demands. But the bottom line is if employers were better at taking care of employees we wouldn't need unions. The sad part is among big businesses they are getting to the point where they won't pay their employees a decent wage anymore. Greed seems to be the order of the day. The irony a lot of small business owners treat their staff far better than a lot of the bigger companies do, which is why I always like supporting small business owners.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Labour Unions are very different now than the ones that earned us these rights over 100 years ago. Watching my uncle get paid $98/hr on a holiday that he chooses to work really grinds my gears.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Labour Day Football!
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Damn commies.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

Labor Dabor
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well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:39 AM

ahhhh...labour day, where people line up at the border to do their back to school shopping. Seattle premium outlet is not good anymore because they have figured out that a lot of Canadians shop there and therefore they have jacked up their price and they also don't have as many selections of clothing as they used to have.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

Lol I worked today, fun.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:07 PM

Lol I worked today, fun.


Well, it is fun when you get 1.5X-2.5X your normal wage.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

Labor Dabor

couldn't understand a word of that. lol

thanks for making the thread OP. I never really appreciated how good our work environment was until i left canada.

i knew an older lady who worked for a hotel for 14 hours/day while only getting paid for 8. she couldn't leave because she was in her 50s and wouldn't be hired elsewhere. i knew guys who worked for swanky restaurants who routinely worked 12+ hour days but got paid on a per diem/night basis (30 pounds a day) and got shafted on tips (the restaurants kept all tips). too scared to try to unionize because people are easily replacable.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:15 PM

Labour Unions are very different now than the ones that earned us these rights over 100 years ago. Watching my uncle get paid $98/hr on a holiday that he chooses to work really grinds my gears.


depending on your situation you might get paid nothing extra even if you work that day (salary) or maybe 3x or more your normal rate,
Wage inequality and uneven regulations is still the norm in this country.
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