Fire those who don't work! If you don't want $20-plus dollars an hour to do your job, and still get home by 6 p.m., then quit and fly to Alberta, and then complain about how Alberta sucks and you miss your family. WANT WANT WANT WANT!!!! My goodness, every week someone strikes. Doctors, teachers, nurses, lab techs, and the list goes on. What a bunch of cry babies!!! Whaaa whaaa whaaa. Makes me sick.
Posted: 7/17/2012 4:02:17 PM
Over the falls :
Folks, don't you think its important that the unionized workers start having more respect for each other. Driving a rift between workers is counter productive and can only produce negative results. Vale, isn't it time you realize you're not in a third world country now and honour all aspects of the Collective agreement. Finding loop holes and attempting to outsmart your staff may work in Brazil but you will have difficulty with it in Newfoundland. Sort this out and get back to work for the good of both parties.
Posted: 7/16/2012 3:54:48 PM
I say If they don't show up for work tomorrow, fire them!! They broke the contract get rid of them. It's people like them who give Newfoundlanders a bad name!!!
Posted: 7/16/2012 9:16:43 AM
@WORKERS NEEDED :
Good luck getting 3000 people to go to work out there
Posted: 7/15/2012 10:14:40 PM
WORKER NEEDING WORK :
CLEAR OUT WHAT EVER UNIONS AND HIRE A NON-UNION SITE OF EMPLOYEES IF VALE WANTS THE JOB DONE !!!
Posted: 7/15/2012 10:12:38 AM
A contract is a contract. Honor it. No wonder companies are sometimes reluctant to work here!
Posted: 7/14/2012 6:08:20 AM
AGREE with Iron Worker :
I have to agree with Iron Worker.....know your facts before you judge the union workers at Vale!!
Posted: 7/14/2012 6:02:52 AM
Striker Support :
Hey "LOU"....what do you know about what they signed. Ever hear of signing something and then a year into the work their shift gets changed because the company found a loop hole to screw the workers out of $500+ a month in LOA. So what do you know....nothing!!! How could they fight that when they initially signed that contract?
Posted: 7/14/2012 4:57:42 AM
Go back to work, some of us depend on this job
Posted: 7/14/2012 4:01:33 AM
Someone should check these people, seems like they are fishermen. or at least acting like fishermen, sooky babies don't get what they want they try and shut everything down
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:03:43 PM
ppl before anyone should say anything think twice.... anyone outside of union, get out it doesnt concern you!!! go back to school. dont hate the players hate the game. now if you live in the east end of nfld you know the drill its been goin on forever the wage goes up the price goes up. union halls are empty, why not pay locals (nfld)comparable wages. its not like they are ging us any other choice. looks like FINES!!!! on both ends.
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:19:35 PM
Like your job :
Look if you don't like the weather and leaving your family maybe you should of choose a different career. If you choose that career the money should matter give up sooking. You want more money and not leave you family and that got back to school. Don't expect a amazing job with no hard work and great pay if you only went to school for 6 months. Doctors who have thousands of dollars in loans and worked hard for up to 10 years are not getting much more then what you want. Grow up
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:34:05 PM
In light of my previous comment, strikers don't have the right to talk about our "beautiful province". As I drove over the overpass this evening and viewed the area of the protest, it is DESPICABLE to look at the garbage you left behind on the ground!
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:26:02 PM
For those who want the Alberta Wages in Newfoundland, consider this! We have two projects running, One ramping down and the other coming on stream. Just how many does Alberta have? Unfortunatly, most Newfoundlanders does not work in the construction industry. Bring in Alberta's wages, and you are bringing the high cost of everything associated! For those who cannot get this past their one-track-thoughts...I am quite sure that most people, especially those outside the relm of St.John's DOES NOT want to pay $450,000 for a mobile home! Oh, by the way, there are HUNDREDS of workers who would walk back onto that site right now and work for the wages they have previously agreed to. The Union Halls aren't even supporting your decisions for god sakes. If the halls get fined, I hope they dip into the nice pension funds to pay up!
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:21:07 PM
If they want Alberta or Ontario wages go there and work. Those workers are some of the highest paid in the province and their unions signed an agreement for the wages being paid and agreement not to strike. The unions haved ruined this country. We were almost rid of them about 20 years ago..too bad. Go back to work you fools and be happy you can live and work in your home province which is what you have always complaining about. If you don't want to work there, leave, and others will be more than pleased to fill your positions. Much wants more but often gets less. These idiots are the ones who give this province a bad reputation. If they don't go back, fire the whole lot of them and make sure they can never return to work here again. We don't need greedy people with little if no brains living amongst us.
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:17:02 PM
Vale workers should be ashamed of themselves. The lies you tell will come back to haunt you. Since Hibernian these people have been screwing the system and outright lying about excellent conditions. Get back to work. And where is the government in this? Oh yeah, bought off by the building trades. Why the heck would exonmobil or nalcor go ahead with their projects which would mean dealing with these psychos?
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:41:48 PM
Why is it those who support the union have the most spelling errors? LOL
Fire the works!! Let them ALL work at Timmies!!
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:23:01 PM
Typical NL mentality...GO ON STRIKE! No wonder the big oil companies don't want to deal with us. Unions frighten them off with these wildcat strikes and bullshit walkouts and at the end of the day it's only the unions that win...Newfoundland will never prosper at this rate people!!! Just sayin.
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:16:46 PM
There is a reason people who work in Alberta get paid more. They have to go TO ALBERTA! They leave their families, they work in -40/+40 degree weather, if it gets that cold/hot in Newfoundland it breaks records so I don't know where you got that bull from.
I have a family member who works out in Long Harbour and he's home by 6 every night! Another who works in Alberta and we only see her a week out of the month.
It is a choice to work in the province, obviously you will not make the same wages as someone living on site, away from home 3 weeks of the month in another province on the other side of the country!
Either way sacrifices are made, stay home and make less or leave your family and home and make more, you can't have everything so stop whining.
Stand up on the side of the road, block off other people from getting to work, enjoy your illegal strike knowing everyone with half a brain thinks you are wrong but never forget, even for a second that the airport is THATTA WAY! Alberta can have you.
Posted: 7/13/2012 6:40:53 PM
Nothing was signed! :
Nothing was signed by us. We voted no to everything and it still passed! It's all corrupt!! It's only been showing through in the last few months. There is only so long one can go before they snap.
As for those arguing that they would love to come take their place that's an argument that you need to push. Part of this battle is the fact that they are trying to bring in US workers rather than local people who are qualified.
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:53:11 PM
Territory Of Labrador :
You know what, I would be thankful right now just to have a decent paying job. I guess these workers do not follow what is going on in China. If China takes a nap as it looks they are about to, we are all in for a very rough ride.
You people are paid by the hour, then take your time and balance it out that way. Walking out makes you look like a pack of low life's.
What would you do if Vale decided to stop construction due to cost over-runs and world economic woes? Hope those extra few bucks have been saved, you are going to need it.
We in the iron ore business know all too well just how quickly things change. You might find pink slips in your last pay cheques.
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:42:21 PM
Pissed Off :
I work at Long Harbour, i know what the Crane Operators want, i am not a crane op, im losing money right now that my family and i depend on, there could be other ways to come to an agreement, i hope they get what they want, but the longer i don't work the less i will respect them, i hope its just a rumor but i heard they are on there days off so they stand to loose nothing over the next couple days while some of us will loose a weeks pay, try to tell that is right.
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:30:36 PM
I support the strikers 100%. They deserve to get the same wages as ther mainland counterparts. Why is it we in NL & Lab get less? Less wages, less comprehensive health care, less search and rescue. The only thing we have more of is taxes and government hubris!
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:27:36 PM
Long harbour worker :
Never seem so many lazy people before , This Buildings Union will be the end of companys wanting to do business in Newfoundland , Most people here on the line want to go back but wont buck the union . Its sad , Vale is the second largest company in the world , I see many weeks off work in my future! Voisey's Bay all over I bet , We will still be out come Xmas
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:13:26 PM
Not a word in all of these posts about the shareholders of Vale. People talk about the companies like they are owned by a few wealthy, greedy people. They are in fact owned by shareholders like me who have Vale in our portfolio as part of our retirement plans. I need a responsible company who will control costs and allow me to share in their profits. In typical union fashion the workers have forgotten who they actually work for and are choosing to ignore everyone who benefits from Vale and its business other than themselves. Wages on the site are reasonable given local standards and I am happy to see the management team working hard to get this project done on time and on budget. If the men who choose to work on the project feel there is a better deal somewhere else, go get it. Bring in the replacements from where ever they are and keep this project moving.
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:05:58 PM
Reading the pro-union comments on here.....they sound like they belong to a brainwashing cult
Posted: 7/13/2012 5:05:48 PM
The workers at the Long Harbour site have been screwed long enough.
If you want to talk about wages and equity, then lets get to brass tax. People here say "what are they complaining about...if I made that..."
Here's the rundown of what the trades do to make their money:
Leave your family (your brothers/sisters/mother/father as well as your partner and chilren).
Work in the elements, year round (-40C to +40C).
Travel the country to work a single week, then find yourself unemployed.
Hope to god that you can get enough cash to pay for an education for your children, put food on the table, and have a vehicle that can actually get you to work.
We're not rich. We're not in multi-million dollar houses. We're not rockafellas smoking cigars. We're the common men and women of this province. We make our money in short bursts as we travel across this country to make ends meet.
We are raped for our time - We are slaves to the clock.
We are raped for our rights - As these crane operators are told that if they quit they will be fined by their own union/the company ($5000 per person).
There was a contract negotiated and Vale along with Fluor have abused said contract at every turn and bend.
And you want the rest of us to have faith in RDC? They're as flaccid and useless as a priest in a flesh parlor. There are hundreds of grievances that have gone untouched for months in the hands of RDC, and will likely be swept under the rug - forgotten for when the project is over.
Vale doesn't want this project to be completed. And when it is completed, everything is in modules - ready to be easily stripped down and taken to the next site.
These companies have multi-billion dollar profits each year. Vale, Exxon, Huskey - they HAVE to build here. Its not like they have a choice.
So to the nay-sayers: Get some gumption and stand up for yourselves. If they're going to pillage our beautiful province, we might as well get more than the scraps we're being fed now.
Don't be a good dog.
Posted: 7/13/2012 4:33:04 PM
Apprentice are many!! :
There are lots of apprentices on this site. I am one of them and my entire class is out here with me. If you're jealous of union wages you should have went to a union school.
Posted: 7/13/2012 4:30:55 PM
Johnny Q :
Soon be time for Lorraine Michael to ask for a full inquiry!
Posted: 7/13/2012 3:38:35 PM
If these guys/gals want Ontario--main land wages than MOVE TO THE MAINLAND. I would love to get what these people are making.
Posted: 7/13/2012 3:25:14 PM
I am an apprentice welder and I would take a job out there making $15.00/hr in a heartbeat but they don't hire apprentices. In this economy you all should think yourselves lucky that you have jobs that are paying you the wages you are getting. If it isn't good enough go back out west, stop your complaining and move on. Time to give the apprentices a chance, they will be happy to work for less and probably have more drive to do their job. Go back to work or book a plane ticket back to Alberta...
Posted: 7/13/2012 2:52:24 PM
Although you may have a good argument, why are you affecting all of the workers out there? You should take it up with the union, not the company. And hearing your violent, aggressive voices on the radio is so counter productive to your plight. Get off the picket line, go to your union office and stop impeding the livelihoods of others out there who have to provide food to families and are willing and happy to be getting what they are getting. Wildcat strikes are senseless!
Posted: 7/13/2012 2:51:43 PM
Hey "Concerned"....typical union talk......if they are on strike and not earning any money for their families, it is on them. No one else to blame, although the union is always looking for someone to blame....and then you said: "PS... Bull arm workers just up the road are receiving 120 per day for their LOA and you think 70 for Long Harbour is too much???".....again, worried to death over what someone else is getting....what about people who are getting paid less...??..why not compare your wages to them....???.....right, it does not fill the agenda.....you union jokers are so transparent it is sickening....and no crap about "friendly Newfoundlanders".....we are friendly, but we hate to see the big scam....so get over yourselves and do something constructive.....here's an idea, go earn money to feed your families.
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:55:49 PM
I really have to laugh at the jokers here saying that people are giving opinions without the facts....well, we cetainly cannot rely on anything a union says, as they only know one thing...the almightly dollar, period. So for you lazy and greedy union types, stop sookin in your coffee and go back to work out of it. You union people say that their are opinions here without knowing facts, well then keep it to yourselves.....stop screaming through the streets if you can't take the critisim...we don't need to hear about your problems, we all have our own......if you want to strike, knock yourselves out, but please no crying as nobody cares. Also, anyone breaking a court order should be treated like the rest of us stiffs...arrest them, jail them, and then fine them big time....they will think twice the next time.
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:49:10 PM
Concerened Newfoundlander :
Aren't we supposed to be trying to stop outmigration?? How can Newfoundlanders expect fellow Newfoundlanders to stay home and work when they can leave our Privince, and go elsewhere to make more money?? You would think that these companies would do what they could to prevent that from happening....The wages should be equal here in Newfoundland as they are in the rest of the Country- This would prevent a lot of outmigration. Also, as for these Companies recruiting workers from the Stated, I think that's ridiculous!! Shouldn't we be supporting and employing our own educated Journey people??? Again, it has to do with incentives... They're not creating enough for people to stay here, so Newfoundlanders leaving and workers have to be here from the States! This is sad....Way to go Long Harbour Crane Operators, stand up for what is right, and support our own Province!! Where do you stand on this Premier Dunderdale....
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:47:34 PM
How can you not be happy your getting paid more then some one who went to school for 5 years, and don't talk about responsibly. You maybe responsible when your on site but engineers who design the cranes your in who are responsible for your safety and if that crane stays up are making the same or less take what you can get.
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:45:58 PM
Wow, is it ever obvious that the vast majority of naysayers are simply envious of the unionized workers. I would also say that most of those same naysayers work just enough hours to qualify for EI. For the ones working low paying jobs, organize yourselves and get affiliated with a union if you want to improve your situation. In other words, stop calling radio talk shows and whining that the government isn't doing enough for you, take the initiative like those of us who sacrificed by going all over Canada and indeed the world to make a better life.
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:32:11 PM
When two crane operators or any other employees with the same trade working opposite shifts sitting in the same seats are getting two separate pay wages there is a problem. There is a contract in place at Long Harbour that is supposed to be enforced by the RDC that states the wages and what each employee will make. Fluor and Vale pays the wages to the contractors for their guys. Obviously the contractors are submitting their hours and Vale/ Fluor are paying the wages. RDC is aware that there are out of province union members working on this site for a higher wage than the locals and they are aware that Fluor and Vale are paying these guys, so RDC is purposely and knowingly going against the very contract that they are throwing at these workers. Where is the justice??!!
Posted: 7/13/2012 1:24:01 PM
Iron worker!! :
for all you that are wanting us all fired and wanting vale to bring in other workers...I left a better paying job in Alberta to be home with family..I did take a lower paying job by moving home, and now not even getting what i signed up for . As for calling us lazy newfoundlander, Newfoundlanders are in the highest standing as workers in Alberta. We dont have the pleasure of working 9-5 behind a desk and off every weekend. We work in all weather elements everyday... Maybe some of u should try our line of work and then complain about the situation. You all need to know all the facts before you pass judgement on any of the workers in Long Harbour.
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:55:12 PM
Why the hell did you sign a contract that you are now disputing!?! Should have spoke up at the time. If you don't like the conditions, quit! Many would love to take your place
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:50:56 PM
Fed Up :
No one is forcing you to work at Long Harbour. If you can do better in Alberta or Bull Arm then fill your boots and move on.
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:40:09 PM
No one knows the entire story. Why do people keep posting opinions about this. There are 17 issues to be fixed. It's not just about the pay. It's not greedy to want a job that you can be happy with.
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:19:03 PM
As the great Bob Dylan once said "Sundown on the union, that was made in the USA, it sure was a good idea, until greed got in the way"
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:13:04 PM
Many of the people commenting on this job action show a lack of understanding of the issue, as well as the purpose of the strike.
It is time for companies such as VALE, to recognize the value of NL workers, and pay them wages that are comparable to the rest of the Country.
It is a pity that many Newfoundlander's will not support their fellow Newfoundlander's right to stand up for themselves.
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:09:52 PM
To carpenter 579 :
I dont know who you think you are impressing. I work or should I say dont work most of the time here in long harbour too and it a joke man . The hardest thing most do is put the sugar in their coffee all day long . CROSS THE LINE WORKERS , leave the coffee drinking outside
Posted: 7/13/2012 12:07:52 PM
@Trudy. It is the crane operators on strike. This is not a drilling rig, goes to show your ignorance..
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:58:18 AM
I don't work in Long Harbour personally, but it isn't the guys on strike that are giving Newfoundlanders a bad name, it is the ignorant people who choose to voice their opinion on topics they know little about. The same bunch that are on open line complaining every day. It seems to me a lot of you people posting are more likely bitter about having little education and a poor paying job yourselves. Let these guys stand up for what they believe is right. Im willing to bet the 'shoe would be on the other foot' if somone in your family were involved in this strike.
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:56:26 AM
Go back to Alberta. You are working for what you agreed and now a few rough necks think they are worth more then they are. Ridiculous. Being paid too much if you ask me for the amount of education and level of professionalism you are showing.
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:33:16 AM
good day, a man was just on open line and mentioned vale not accepting apprentices. I know for a fact that that is the case as i went to a job fair that was hosted by vale and they wanted nothing but journeymen/women. at least the crane operators have jobs they can complain about, what will my future hold, will i have to move away from newfoundland to secure a career, all of the apprentice wage subsidies dont mean a row of beans when there is no one to hire you.
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:30:39 AM
R hedderson :
As a crane operator in Labrador I really think the workers are being really greedy, and need to accept the fact that they signed on for this. Everyone got options
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:12:12 AM
Be a man and speak up :
its time people stood up and be counted ! Dont let the union bums tell you how and what to do . I like my job here at long harbour and so do most of us , lets croos the line boys. I am sick of the lies!!!!!111
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:10:07 AM
Sometimes i wonder if wild cat strikes are sanctioned by the union leaders behind close doors to avoid the fines and the liabilities that could be placed on them.Change legislation and fine individuals and make them liable for their actions.That would probably make them think twice before they wild cat. Former union member.
Posted: 7/13/2012 11:04:11 AM
These men/Woman have families to support, and they are out on a wild cat with no pay, do you think that if the issues were not serious they would be willing to loose pay by being out on this wild cat?? All this while being disrespected by other so called "friendly" Newfoundlanders.. get over yourself, support your fellow Newfies because if you were in the same situation you would feel the same way. PS... Bull arm workers just up the road are receiving 120 per day for their LOA and you think 70 for Long Harbour is too much???
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:54:52 AM
It's about time :
i think every union working in ft.mcmurray should walk to because every job there is getting worse
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:44:01 AM
Carpenter 579 :
I'm discusted that people who have no idea about what is going on in here can make the comments that they r making without the facts.the workers on this site have been pushed and pulled and provoked into this action.we r professional tradesmen some off the best in the country.and for the majority off u naysayers if yee are content with your 15dollar an hour job that last long enough for u to get your ei claim opened up don't berate us because we want to provide a better standard off life for our families in closing when u don't know what your talking about keep your mouths closed
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:37:11 AM
if they are that unhappy with the wages and way they are treated then go back to their perfect jobs in alberta. Nobody is forcing them to stay here. I work in newfoundland and no everything is not perfect, far from it, i can go out west or offshore somewhere and make "big bucks" but i choose to stay closer to home and family, therefor taking a cut. Its my choice. suck it up and either go back to wrok or go back out west.
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:34:59 AM
Crane op :
You talk about the contract and not breaking it what about when vale breaks the contact and we got no say about it this is after happening at least three times it's only so much someone can take then they got to fight back and that's what we are doin in solidarity we will unite !!!!!!!!!
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:32:42 AM
Proud supporter!! :
Someone here said that a crane operator in NL gets $48.00 an hour?? A JP operator on a union job in NL gets $29.00 an hour. When a labourer and office worker makes $6.00 more per hour than a crane operator that is responsible for all his surroundings there is something wrong with that picture. They are not arguing for Alberta wages, they are asking for the pay scale to be proportionate with other contracts. Proportionate in the fact that office staff and other union workers with no dangerous responsibilities are making more money.
The contract these people are talking about and saying that was signed was never signed by our members. That is a problem with our union and a completely different issue.
Nobody has been blocked from going to work and those who went to work will not be patronized by the 16 unions that are out on this line, but all who stop to support are graciously thanked.
This isn't an OE strike, there are all unions being represented in this congregation and they are setting a standard for projects to come. For our children and grand children to benefit from.
If you are happy with your pathetic job that you make $10.25 and hour and no OT then don't patronize these people who went to school for a trade that they know makes a high wage with the option for OT. They picked that trade to get the high wage and long hours and being away from their families, they didn't want to settle or a min wage job.
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:31:26 AM
Gen y :
I personally dont see any problem with the strike. what ever happened to the right of peaceful assembly? where is the constitution in all of this? I'm sick to my stomach of hearing about "back to work legislation", it's unconstitutional. To make the best of it, they are tryin to make it so workers have to apply to strike. the government is goin to destroy the people's rights and give all the power to the employers.... that being said, I also feel as if they have no right to block the people who do wish to work, they have families to feed, and bills to pay.
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:18:01 AM
I support them :
I agree , sure I heard that one guys working them had to put the sugar in he own tea ! can you believe that!
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:12:32 AM
I work in long harbour, so for all of you that dont, keep vour mouths shut because you dont no the full story!
Posted: 7/13/2012 10:09:12 AM
Not everyone needs a big truck :
close the job down Vale . MAKE A POINT ! SENT the high paying bums home
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:45:42 AM
Cut through the fog :
When this agreement was being negotiated,the disinformation being fed to the media was "For the first time in years Newfoundlanders would be able to work at home for a wage comparable to Alberta".A very large percentage of members from various unions knew the difference and opposed this agreement.This is what happened when you have a separate entity " The Building Trades " negotiating on behalf of the unions.Each union should have the option of negotiating their own agreements. Abolish the Building Trades and each union would feel much more obliging to follow agreements they themselves negotiated.This is being twisted and used as a P.R. campaign to vilify the union workers , all they are asking for is equality across the board regardless of the province you work in. " The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of 'The People' against the power of incorporated wealth. "
Posted: 7/13/2012 9:21:05 AM
Long over due :
I just read some of the comments here and most of your people don't have a clue. They are not asking to get paid the wages like in Alberta, they just want to be on par with the rest of the trades in Long Harbour. Some people think that Crane Operators have an easy job but guess again, they have the most responsiblity then anyone! They have been getting screwed around since the first of the job, having their shifts change 4 times, having their LOA cut everytime the shift does change and getting no say in it. Until you know what your talking about, don't say get back to work and suck it up! This is long over due.
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:48:41 AM
Good Stuff :
I support them 100%. Stand up for what you believe in, no matter what people say..I am sure anyone on here whould do it to, if it is something they believe in, or was in your position.
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:47:21 AM
Fire them now :
a contract is a contract, VALE IS BIGGER THAN THEM . they will get put down , as the USW'er in VOISEY BAY DID . TIME FOR UNION REFORM , I also believe that the union leaders should have a education.
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:47:05 AM
We Don't Want That... :
I guess somebody on the site must have broke a sweat...
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:43:49 AM
Stand by your fellows, if you believe in fair and equity wages then you will have no negative comments... IN SOLARDARITY WE UNITE
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:40:20 AM
Fire THEM ALL :
Lazy NL'ERS again , EI the highest, worker comp the hightest, give me give me ,projects and jcp's there was a time when a nl'er was called a hard worker , not any more , Down with the Building Trades UNION , it is making people VERY lazy. MOVE TO ALBERTA if you dont like it here boys
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:39:03 AM
if they like Fort Mcmurray so much go live there.The companies love this they will be able to bring in a boat load or 2 of foreingers if no one here wants to work.you have a very attractive agreement live up to it. Fire the couple of hot heads who think they are brain surgeons,
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:36:49 AM
John Stokes :
Greedy Union workers.... yet again. Arrest the criminals, yes they are criminals.
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:32:30 AM
You all need to grow up. Someone made a comment yesterday that said, if you sign a contract, both parties need to follow that contact until it's time to renew. That is the time to discuss any wage increases or benifits. Until then, suck it up, grow up and get back to work!!!!
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:26:28 AM
Just pay them the wages! Why should they be any different then Alberta?
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:20:44 AM
If this is illegal, the only recourse is to fire all involved. If this is done, it will send a message to the other workers and also to other companies wanting to do work in this province. If nothing is done, companies can use this as an excuse to take future work out of the province and the Union's will have no one to blame than themselves. (Nice weekend to have off)
Posted: 7/13/2012 8:09:01 AM
Worker says :
There is people getting to site, via Route 101
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:58:26 AM
Crane man :
No way we won't go!!!!!
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:44:13 AM
You can only push a slave so far and he'll rebel.
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:38:51 AM
You wanted her now u got her :
Still going to say the crane ops are the only unhappy campers out there.
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:36:23 AM
Congrats Govt :
Didnt we get new labour legislation here a few weeks ago that was supposed to bring labour peace? Congrats Minister French! You should have invited CLAC and Merit in to give these clowns some competition. They signed a collective agreement and just want more money. Stand strong VALE or there will never be another project in this province. You strikers are an embarrassment to hard working Newfoundlanders! Stop lying about your greed or get the blank to work. Sling a few union leaders in jail today!
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:18:52 AM
J. Smooth :
I can't beleive these guys, I leaved in Alberta for 20 plus years, yes I made big money, but my rent was 3100.00 a month. I move back home and here I make 20.00 less but I am home. Stop winning and go back to work, crane operator here make 48.00/hrs and will get another raise in 2013 to 51.00. So go to Alberta if you want more.
Posted: 7/13/2012 7:08:58 AM
vale is not going to put up with a bunch of whining overpaid youngsters start booking your tickets to alberta you guys are out of there
Posted: 7/13/2012 6:56:50 AM
Gen X :
Fire the works of them and bring in the MEXICANS!! Cheaper and dont whine! ;) And the added bonus, great food!
Posted: 7/13/2012 6:41:21 AM
People who go on strike, have no right to block anything. They should be arrested. If someone blocked them from going to work they would be mad as H.