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  • Herb Morrison
    May 08, 2013 - 15:31

    Well-said, mr. Mills. How many times did my late Father-in-Law, who was born, raised, and laboured in the inshore fishery in Trinity Bay, speak of the manner in which the Merchants got rich on the backs of the fishermen who caught the fish, and the women who worked on the flaks, in outport communities, recieving a pittence for their labour. This was not 100 years ago either. So the comparison between the Bangladesh workers and Newfoundlanders involved in the fishery, is a valid comparison. more recently companies like FPI, raped the fish resource to near extinction, before pulling up stakes and leaving a huge nimber of people involved in the fishing industry, with little or nothing. People involved in the fishery today continue to fight so that they are not exploited, like their ancestors of days gone by. Its' a recurring theme.

  • Harold
    May 08, 2013 - 13:55

    good job Tom Mills. the proof is out there for anyone who can read and do a little research. Jason, it's comments like your's and people like you that hold people back from working in decent living conditions. read some of the books written by Earl B. Pilgrim and you will see what it was like trying to survive in Newfoundland , not that many years ago, when the merchants had control.

  • Corporate Psycho
    May 07, 2013 - 19:54

    Mr. Mills, Richard Alexander is nothing but a union buster.

  • Jason
    May 07, 2013 - 17:21

    How do these two things compare? Are you comparing fishing and sealing 100 years ago to current conditions in Bangladesh? Doesn't seem to be an accurate way of measuring things. But of course that's the way you are comparing them, fishing is the most lucrative and joke of a job that was ever created, working 2 months a year and sitting around the rest collecting EI from the tax payers. What a joke of a job.

  • Christopher Chafe
    May 07, 2013 - 07:48

    Only in NL would you have a fisherperson compared to a sweatshop worker.