- September 26, 2011 - 12:29
Lana Payne's divisive, us vs. them attitude is what is wrong with our economy today. Today's labour movement fails to see a crucial reality: The interests of workers and those of their corporate employers are not opposed at all - They are actually one and the same. The way to protect your job is not to fight against your employer, but to help your employer prosper. By constantly complaining, demanding more, and threatening to stop working, the unions prevent corporations from being profitable, which in turn forces the corporations to lay people off or move their operations to a more hospitable climate. Ms. Payne and her union brethren should try a new approach: Help your employer to prosper by working hard and sharing ideas to boost productivity. And we can all help by buying local products.
- September 25, 2011 - 20:31
I totally agree with Ms. Payne. I also believe we can all do our bit to prevent jobs from going to Mexico or China by shopping in a conscientious fashion here at home. Whenever we purchase something, and regardless of what it is we're purchasing, instead of just looking for a rock bottom price, we also need to pay attention to where a product was processed (or manufactured). If we buy "Made in Canada" or "Made in Newfoundland", we help keep our own people in jobs. I'm not saying it would completely solve the problem, but it would certainly help.
- September 25, 2011 - 10:15
with the price of fuel it must be costly to send fish to china for processing, are chinese working for nothing it just do not make sense
- Jim Payne
- September 24, 2011 - 10:43
What's the Liberal Party position on this? It would be interesting to know, seeing that one of their candidates was responsible for helping to sell the company to Ocean Choice International a few years back. Is it just a coincidence that now the very same man is running for the Liberals in Mount Pearl, Ocean Choice are planning on closing the Marystown plant and exporting the remaining jobs abroad. What I really want to know is is the Liberal candidate still working for Ocean Choice and has he given them assurances that their application for an export exemption will go through if he is elected to the House of Assembly?