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We then moved on to the lockout of workers at Electro-Motive in London, the company presented the latest offer that would slash their wages by more then half. All agreed that the company probably wants to move the plant to the US and wants to try and blame the union. Glen Pearson had an excellent blog on the issue.
Sean and Bill also got into a debate about the middle class and how Bill’s family bussiness pays their staff well but have issues with finding people that are willing to be on time and are willing to work. In the end we all agreed the problem is complex and their are exceptions in every company/union etc.
Did CTV TV anchor get a free pass, only CFPL reported, LFP ‘took a pass’
Phil Mcleod wrote a blog about CTV London anchor Dan MacLellan, who was arrested and charged with four counts of assault Christmas Eve. Only CFPL broke the story 4 days later, CTV London read a very brief statment after Dan had missed two days of broadcasts. The London Free Press did not report on the story at all. We were all in agreement their seems to be a double standard.
Occupy impact long-lasting
The tents and signs are gone, but the impact of the Occupy London encampment will continue for months, maybe years.
A very good Op-ed by Michael Igantieff in The Globe and Mail.