I seldom agree with National Post editorials, but this one made sense to me. Read the article here. In times of high unemployment and families pinching their budgets, greed still exists in two polarizing institutions – banks and unions. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they’re on par – bankers are still getting billions in bonuses, while CUPE members just want to be able to take advantage of their unused sick days. Prettay big difference. And maybe LCBO will strike tomorrow too.
I’m all for empowering the labour classes, but when people can’t even find work and getting laid off every day, maybe be happy you are protected and working and realize you can fight for these sick days in fatter times? There is a world out there, and it changes.