The latest road blockade at the GM plant in Oshawa brings up the issue of unions, or union members, engaging in criminal behavior for personal gain. The criminal activities include bullying, threatening, assault, vandalism, and now blockades. All of these activities have been executed under the disguise of unionization.
Criminal activity in Canada is criminal activity and no company, government or union should support this behavior and leave its victims helpless. Yet in almost every case of criminal activity by union members, there is a stipulation of immunity in the settlement agreement.
It is time we put a stop to criminals being immunized against prosecution! their victims are being treated unjustly. A law that prevents the negotiation of criminal charges needs to be enacted!
There is a place for unions, to protect workers in situations where they are being treated unfairly. A union should be there to negotiate contracts on behalf of its members so that wages and benefits are fair and working conditions are safe. Past that, power hungry executive wanna be’s like Buzz-off Hargrove should be put in jail so that there are no more victims of his union. Buzz does not stand alone in this.
Job security is not negotiable! How possibly can you guarantee job security without crippling a business’s flexibility to compete in the market place. You want to know why the Japanese are the industry leaders in Automotive Manufacturing? It is clearly because the employees are motivated to do quality work. Motivation for quality is something that is severely lacking in North American Auto manufacturing.
Seniority should not play a factor in the promotion of employees. Although the original principal behind this was to protect older employees from being passed over due to age. Now companies are forced to promote undeserving candidates purely because they passed the right educational requirement. Employees with less tenor and more drive and motivation are likely better candidates than the lazy 40 year old that is looking for an easier day and more money.
Now I know your ready to scream out loud in my comments section, but remember I agree there is a place for Unions, I just think they forgot where that is!