Saturday, 3 May 2008

May Day Regina 2008

Thanks to ActUpInSask.org for the video

5 comments:

HankR said...

Larry, you should call a general strike and watch the support for your style of union management trend down from 30% to about 15%...

I know you may be trying to save your own skin, but my suggestion would be to try to work with the Sask Party, which you have not even attempted no matter how much you claim otherwise. The proof is in your own blog postings.

Remember, Bills 5 & 6 are happening on YOUR watch.

HankR said...

Not to rub it in, but it seems as though Randy Burton agrees with me on this one...

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=456a11f8-deef-4150-97b9-55c5aac0a4ca

Garry from COPE said...

It's a little hard to work with someone who won't talk to you. Larry I know how hard you have worked to try to get a meeting with these people. They absolutely refuse to hold public meetings on this issue, and they refuse to meet substantively with any stakeholder who is from Labour.
If this Legislation is so necessary, why not hold public meetings? What are the frat boys so afraid of?
And that Randy Burton agrees with the Sask Party can't be anymore surprising than knowing that John Gormley does. Puh-leeze. I think they were separated at birth.

Larry Hubich said...

Hankr,

Thank you for participating in this blog. I suggested the labour movement might want to start considering actions such as a "general strike" and other things. We will be having those discussions. Secondly, Randy Burton can hardly be portrayed as someone with a neutral orientation in such matters. His position on labour relations issues is well documented.

And Garry, thanks for your comments. Those who are paying attention know the efforts and extent to which many in the labour movement are going to engage the government in respectful and meaningful dialogue, and consultation. Your assessment in this regard is 100% on point.

HankR said...

Larry and Garry,

I don't understand the inner workings of union politics, nor do I pretend to, but I do know human nature.

What on earth would possess either of you to think that you would be getting and more of an audience with the Sask Party after your blatant criticism and name calling of those members on this blog and duting your public rallies?

Comment from Garry on another post...

"This so called 'balanced' labour legislation is in my opinion nothing but services for money spent by the members of the various business associations and their members."

You guys are just being rude.

But it does solidify my belief that you know this battle is lost already...

Good luck with that general strike