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This is out of Desperation!

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This is out of Desperation!

Postby wimpole1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:51 pm

2011-2 Emergency Resolution - Local 18

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the TWU-STT 2011 Policy Convention
elect a committee of 5 members to examine the cost of the Infighting and any possible recovery strategies and that they issue a report,along with their recommendations,to all TWU locals by October 31st, 2011.

How did this turn out? Did the Convention Concur or Non-Concur with this resolution? What would you think?

It's a sad day when a resolution like this has to come through the rank and file.
Funny thing is it sometimes, not always, comes from the place where the infighting is being instigated!
Any thoughts?



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Postby NC » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:11 pm

I would love to read a report generated by the braintrust of the TWU that has managed to quantify "the cost of infighting". I giggle just thinking of it.

"We have found that infighting costs $325/hr."


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Postby green1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:32 pm

now just imagine what infighting would cost if people had the option to leave the union and stop paying dues....



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Postby wimpole1 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:38 pm

What does this mean anyway?

The Ballot Committee along with Michael Thompson, National Secretary-Treasurer, TWU-STT, met in Burnaby on Monday October 17, 2011, to count the ballots from eight resolutions passed by the 2011 Convention. The process was overseen by John Mostowich of John Mostowich Law Corporation. The following are the results from the count
from eight resolutions passed by the 2011 Convention.
In order for a resolution to be passed, it must receive 66 2/3% support.

(go to the twu-stt.ca website and look at the Constitution Vote Results dated 2011-Oct-17) Now can anyone explain those results? 506 votes out of 15,000 employees voted to raise union dues??? What a bunch of crap. Michael Thompson, National Secretary-Treasure??? of what? How many people of each province does that make? Must be proud of our teeny weeny union. What ever happened to the "Keep Jobs in Canada" suv anyway?
Hip Hip Hooray for the guys and gals at the trough!



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Postby green1 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:20 pm

What ever happened to the "Keep Jobs in Canada" suv anyway?
Hip Hip Hooray for the guys and gals at the trough!
It became an embarassment when they realized that TELUS was in the process of hiring hundreds more Canadian workers?



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Postby hawk » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:17 pm

How can it be an embarrassment? Telus has sent thousands overseas and now brings a few back and you give them a pat on the back!!



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Postby wimpole1 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:11 pm

so many are gone....yet the public is led to believe that this government is adding more to the employed in Canada. Sure part time and for 10 bucks per hour. It is known that in India and China 75 cents per hour to 1.50 per hour is a good income. the twu knows that is what is happening. Ask around, that is where my job has gone. Jobs from telus that have gone overseas are 20-30 buck per hour jobs. I have friends that are working as contractors for telus (here in Canada) and they make a wage and no benifits but medical. (and they speak manderin,french and english) Yea, like that will make me be able to afford a house here in Canada.
Why is no one (surely not the twu) bringing this up? becuz they are on the gravy train and don't give a flying f*** about us!!
And the TELUS executive are quiet. wouldn't you be if you were wholeselling your company off overseas Shhhhhhhh!




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