I've never been unemployed. I've never collected EI. and I resent socialist programs that take tax payers hard earned money to provide unrealistic, programs and civic workers union contracts and pensions that cost the rest of us one way or another.
Every $ the government gives to somebody or something they take from us. Demanding more from the government is only going to result in taking more from the working person.
Governments that 'give' largesse to get votes are the bane of the tax payer. Seeing the waste as in E. Health, costly Green energy programs, Ornge, closing generating plants for political gain alone make our Liberals the bete noir of the tax paying public AND those not paying taxes who would have more benefits without the waste and mismanagement in government.
Not just the Liberals. The NDP that would trade an ethical position for a concession. Nor just the NDP, a Conservative government that would allow the Tony Clement pork barrel or an MP that would think a $16.00 glass of juice is her right as our representative.
But, she won't get fired..not a chance, but she should be.
I'm sick of Government and unions taking, looking out for only themselves and/or votes, and shitting on the tax payer.
Canadians have no interest in joining unions: Poll
By Stefania Moretti ,QMI Agency
The vast majority of non-unionized Canadians have no interest in joining a union, according to a new poll released Monday.
The Canadian LabourWatch Association, which describes itself as a not-for-profit, pro-employee choice advocacy group, commissioned Nanos Research to survey working Canadians on their impressions of unions and found just under a third belong to an employee union. For most, membership came when they took the job.
Nearly eight in 10 who did not hold a union job would not want to be unionized if given the choice, Nanos said. Nearly 84% agreed with having a secret ballot vote when forming a union is on the table.
Roughly three-quarters agreed with the right of workers to cross picket lines.
The majority of workers were also opposed to the idea of union dues paying for things such as partisan politics (59.8%), including attack ads (73.3%) and non-work advocacy groups (70%).
A whopping 83% of Canadians agreed with mandatory public financial disclosure for both public and private sector unions on a regular basis.
John Mortimer, president of LabourWatch, said Canada is the only country where someone's job is at risk if they don't finance a union's political agenda. That's because union dues in Canada are a condition of employment.
"You must pay union dues to get your job and keep you job even if the union uses them not for collective bargaining but for politics," he said. "In every other country, from Sweden to Russia, Italy to England, Australia to the U.S., that's no longer allowed. Money in politics in the rest of the world is voluntary money, not compelled money.
"The Canadian public is not entitled to know at law what is going on with union financial," he said, adding 75% of the public sector is unionized and tax dollars fund the union dues.
On the flip side, a clear majority of respondents said unions have a positive impact on job security. More than half of unionized workers said their dues are well spent and one-in-two still believe unions remain relevant.
Nanos randomly surveyed 1,001 employed Canadians between July 20 and July 25, 2011, by telephone for the results of this survey. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.
Edited by Peeves, 24 April 2012 - 12:42 PM.