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When a job promotion opened up at my workplace and I filled in as acting-whatever for that same position—for the same pay with more work—and my boss took their sweet time with the hiring process, the job was given to a replica of its previous incompetent occupant. The irony is I'll end up training this person with my same benefits-less hourly wage, while they stumble through the learning process with their cozy salary in tow. Happy new year to me. — Filled In For What?
Employers in the city need to start understanding that mental health is just as serious as any illness or disability and should be treated as such.
—Stressed and depressed
I'm a member of a union. I do not support the teachers or the nurses unions. At negotiation time they say it's not about the money. Well, it certainly was about the money for several decades up to now which is why every other aspect of those public institutions and the people they serve are suffering now. I support the Liberals reigning it all in. I support unions who care about the un-unionized. Only there aren't any of those.
I'm putting my energy in to supporting people with no sick days, no paid vacations, no benefits, no medical, no pension. I'm taking a stand against clear cutting and burning wildlife habitat.
—Enjoy Your Paid March Break
According to NS budget documents the real GDP in the province is going to increase each year between 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent from 2015 to 2018. If the economy grew the government should be able to give the workers a raise. Why not three quarters of a percent each year for public sector workers for the four years. At the end of the contract switch to a different more affordable formula for the long service award.
Politicians shouldn't give less and unions shouldn't ask for more. —Citizen for fairness
Okay enough already with the labour problems. Each week seems to bring a new low. Today it was a story in the paper about some firefighters dressed as Santa Claus not being able to give out presents.
Here's what should be done:
1) Everybody gets an increase of three-quarters of a percent each year of the contract for 4 years.
2) All unions adopt the long service award formula used by the teachers
3) The teachers pay towards their retirement health benefits in a phased in way with 3% paid the first year and increasing by 3% each year until they're the same as other public sector workers.
I'm hoping that this doesn't go on much longer. If they can't decide soon, then please send it to an arbitrator so that this can be resolved in a timely manner. Things are so toxic I'm not very optimistic that the groups themselves are going to be able to settle this. –The “Okay enough already” guy