Tag: labour

May Day Remarks.

(what follows are my remarks made at the may day rally) Greetings (from my union which I will not name here)….. I was thinking this morning about what I wanted to say about the importance of this day – why is May 1st crucial… Continue Reading “May Day Remarks.”

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Arise!

Happy May Day to all 🙂 Rather than go to work, I’ve got an all-day union meeting and then I’m speaking at the Commercial Drive May Day festivities this evening. Which is about as close as we ever get to celebrating International Workers’ Day… Continue Reading “Arise!”

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The election story.

Last weekend’s union convention is a bit hazy in my mind at the moment, having finished up with four days of politicking with a late-night flight to Ottawa for bargaining. And have I mentioned that I barely ate or slept until a full day… Continue Reading “The election story.”

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Negotiating.

I wish! A Billy Connolly clip that always makes me laugh (with a cute animation).

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No turning back, is there?

Just came in from a day of bargaining for a new collective agreement. I really wish I could write more here about what it is that makes up my collective bargaining days but unfortunately we have this thing called discretion that we are to… Continue Reading “No turning back, is there?”

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