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Unions vs technology.

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Unions vs technology.

Postby green1 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:17 pm

I haven't seen any discussion on here about the recent Canada Post or Air Canada strikes, I have however seen several interesting news articles talking about them.

A couple of interesting points have been made, one of the articles about the Canada Post strike points out one of the union's positions being opposed to new sorting machines that can sort mail twice as fast as the old ones (faster, more efficient mail is a bad thing?)

Another interesting article appeared today on CBC, this time primarily about the Air Canada strike, however it does touch indirectly on the Canada Post situation as well.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/s ... ve534.html

The basic gist of it is, by going on strike, customer service representatives may be forcing people (and as a result, companies) to change to new self-serve technology, including older generations who would normally shun such technology. The big risk they face is that the change may be permanent, once these workers decide to come back to work, they may find their work is simply no longer needed.



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Postby NC » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:58 am

My take matches that article and I embrace the concept.

Public service employees are going to be the next big target group for technologies. They are already ineffectual and overpaid. Only my opinion granted but one doe snot have to go far to see the average governement employee is not the basiton of efficiency.


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