posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:04 AM
Originally posted by TrainDispatcher
Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by aboutface
That's despicable and pure greed on the part of the Royal Bank of Canada. If I were those people, I would have refused to train them, walk off the
job and protest in front of the bank for days on end. Why do people lay down and not fight back? I'm sure they would get a lot of support from the
public during their protests.
I had a frustrating experience with a Sears customer service representative which was from India. I couldn't understand a word she said and all she
did was repeat the same script over and over again! Talk about poor customer service, I had to call the manager of our local store and complain. He
called the same representative and he was also frustrated and outraged!!
I know a lot of you are disgusted with unions.
This is why we have them.
I notice lately there have been big anti-union pushes. It doesnt help that that several of the larger labor disputes in the last couple of years in
Canada, some of the unions were being especially greedy. One major example of this was USW local 6500s dispute with VALE. A year long strike that the
union maintained was a battle against big foreign companies but had greed written all over it due to talks of removing 40k worth of bonuses and
reduction of some of the most luxurious pensions in Canada for blue color workers. That and the recent Ontario teachers unions that were trying to
hold up the system over reduced COLA reduction while taking no concessions during the worst deficit the province has ever faced, and then saying it
was about the children, then refusing to perform extra-curriculars for the children to this day.
If a union is going to fight for workers rights, leave dollar signs out of it, your only going to shoot yourself in the foot. Now the conservative in
Ontario are talking anti-union legislation. They will most likely win the next election due to the liberals destruction of the Ontario economy.
So as far as pushing for more union coverage to prevent job losses like this in RBC, it will do little good as the popularity of unions is declining
in Canada due to their outdated methods and not devoting their attention to the real issues and just looking at dollar signs and then lying about
Also, i was in union in my last job. In the end, the company launched a new product that will eventually make the product we currently dealt with
obsolete. To get around the union the company just hired a massive contracting company to deal with the new product and they were able to get away
with us because our CBA didnt have provisions for this product. Its funny because even the union pushed us into a 7 year contract (that only won by 5
votes out of 3000 employees) a mere few months before the product came out that guaranteed that we would have a secure future but the company still
found a way around it. I left shortly after not content with counting the days until im laid off and decided to make a career change. It was then that
my faith in union representation had ceased. Unions are far too outdated, too slow, and not progressive enough anymore to help anyone and they have
been more of an incentive for companies to outsource jobs than anything (well that and bad govt policy).