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  • port union plant worker
    February 17, 2012 - 08:40

    Richard Alexander is some winner indeed.As a keynote speaker,he asked the most anti worker voice in nl.to address his group. Maybe Richard should have gotten one of the scabs who was given someone else's job by loyola,to speak about how much work there is in rural nl..Peaple like Sullivans and Alexander are tarred with the same brush.They really couldn't care less about employees, provided they keep their mouths shut..Maybe Richard should have asked Loyola what's he doing with the millions in insurance money from the hurricane damaged plant in port union

  • Joe
    February 17, 2012 - 08:22

    What was Richard Alexander thinking when he asked someone from OCI to speak at Employers Council Awarda at this particular time ? Is he out of touch or just trying to rub salt in the fish plant worker's wounds. Lloyla Sullivan is considered a good person but this was not the time to have him speak at such a meeting. The circumstances were not considered. Leaders should have more leadership capabilities. Of course the FFAW was going to protest and for Alexander to be disappointed shows what he has between his ears.

  • Government Corruption has to stop before we rise from the murky abyss
    February 17, 2012 - 07:35

    Corruption in the Government of Newfoundland and Labraor must stop, as it must in th Federal Government of Canada. We are being taken to the cleaners in our province through the exploitation of our natural resources. We have been ruled that way ever since we have been part of Canada and, no doubt, when we were affiliated with England. The type of crony-Government we have been ruled by has all types of loopholes in the name of political patronage to ensure that matters, such as the fishery reform will go as both levels of Government wishes. I knew, when Ottawa created the Fisheries' Ambassador appointment, what that position was created to do. Ottawa had run the fishery into the ground through its use of the fish quotas for International Trade for the benefit of other parts of Canada, when that postion was created, Ottawa was then willing to pass the Newfoundland and Labrador's share of it over to a family corporation where it, Ottawa would still have arms length dealings with the resource that it deals out in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are being ruled by corruption, and that is no different than the rule in the rest of the World at this very moment. It is the very reason why the World's economies are on their knees at this moment not being able to rise from the dustbin of debt and after 3 years of being under the deflated bubble, we still can't see any clear vision of where the economy is going.

  • Jack
    February 17, 2012 - 07:17

    Too bad Loyola Sullivan is not impeached or punished for "Conflict of Interest" in using his power and authority to endorsed sibling owned companies like Ocean Choice International.

  • Hypocrite
    February 17, 2012 - 07:09

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council asked a spokesman for a company that utilizes scab labour to deliver the keynote speech at their awards gala. A keynote speaker shourt represent an ideal or champion positive alternatives that woudl be helpful to the membership. Richard Alexander should look at his own organization's choice in doing that instead of lamenting about workers protesting Sullivan's presence there.