Today we reviewed and discussed the " Together Fairness Works " campaign . The discussion included topics such as decent wages , safer workplaces , and pension reform just to name a few.
The CLC also launched its latest campaign , "Lean On Me " . You may have seen the commercials on television with
the popsicles. .Check it out at www.togetherfairnessworks.ca
Before lunch there was a panel - Creating a Better Tomorrow For Everyone . Topics discussed were , precarious work, vanishing job market , especially good paying jobs and discussion surrounding the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and how employers are exploiting foreign workers who are no different from our grand parents that came to this country with hopes and dreams of a better future. At the same time , Canadian workers are being over looked for these jobs because the program is set forth by the federal Conservative party with one thing in mind........cheap labour. The CLC will lobby government to have this program over hauled.
We then discussed the topic of Setting the Stage for Union Renewal Changing Demographics in the Workplace.
Overall a wide variety of topics were covered along with resolutions passed as to what direction the CLC will be headed for over the next three years .
Stay tuned for tomorrows blog.
Go Habs !!!!!