Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan
In disallowing the corporation to assume that the employee has 'quit' (after a period of time is) and to take on new hires is significantly in favor of the union.
By significantly, you mean significantly profitable for the corporation when they get to drop to the wage rates the government inked for them? (see below)
Quote: Originally Posted by cranky
With binding arbitration, the unbiased arbitrator is most likely to split the demands down the center.
The arbitrator will be chosen by the CPC. Why do you think Air Canada settled for raises and didn't begin to touch pensions? The fairest settlement practice is always mediation, but that takes time and cannot be rushed.
This back-to-work legislation is already showing its stripes as favouring one side. I guarantee if the NDP were penning this same legislation, you would see a marked bias in favour of the unions. But in neither case, would any arbitration based on government intervention ever qualify as being as fair and unbiased as mediation.
Arbitration rarely ends up favouring both parties (collaboration), it usually results in a sacrifice or compromise by both parties at the whim of the arbitrator.
And in this case, guess who's calling the shots..
Postal back-to-work battle begins in Commons
Parliament was set to begin dealing Tuesday with legislation to put locked-out Canada Post employees back to work for even less than their employer last offered. Canadian Union of Postal Workers head Denis Lemelin says the proposed wages punish workers for disruptions caused by the Crown corporation's lockout.
CUPW says the last offer included raises of 1.9 per cent
in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and two per cent in 2014.
The back-to-work bill, however, sets wage hikes at 1.75 per cent
in 2011, 1.5 per cent in 2012, two per cent in 2013 and 2014. "We're very comfortable with those numbers," Labour Minister Lisa Raitt said Monday.
"It indicates where we think the growth is and what we think is appropriate."
Postal back-to-work battle begins in Commons - Nova Scotia - CBC News
The government should have never stepped into this mess. This the first time a government is dictating pay scales since the 1970s. These are the same conservatives which preach less governmental intervention, not more.
The irony is killing me.
Last edited by mentalfloss; Jun 21st, 2011 at 08:46 AM..