It would be interesting to see what funds are in the unemployment coffers, and if the funds are in a surplus and if this is why the Government of Canada wants it, It was set up for an employment insurance fund, It worked for years so why change it now
Posted: 10/1/2012 7:52:28 PM
H JEFFORD :
I think i heard one time that the employment fund? was in the trillions of dollars in surplus and the government could not touch it? There are a lot of jobs that are only seasonal, park rangers? what do they do in winter, why have people hired getting full wages when they are not needed,this is why the employment fund was started to carry seasonal workers over until their work season starts again,if it works why change it,what will people do to seasonal workers working snow clearing in the winter? only drive during working Hr. will the Goverment Keep seasonal workers on full time? what will they do if layed off starve, NO THERE GOT TO BE A EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND, The only complaining are the full time workers with a secure job and penson fund. That seasonal workers dont have.
Posted: 10/1/2012 5:51:49 PM
Didn't we have multi species plants prior to the Dunne report? The FFAW wasn't happy with that at that time either. No pleasing anyone in the industry.
Posted: 10/1/2012 5:16:57 PM
I disagree EI was the most abused program, Social Services is. When a young healthy person with no dependants can sit home and collect income theres a problem.
Posted: 10/1/2012 3:20:00 PM
As a former plant worker for seventeen years in a multi-species plant (crab, shrimp, caplin, scallops, and whelk), the idea seems to be a good one. However, the seasons for most of these species tend to overlap. It still means workers are working 60 to 70 hours a week some weeks because if you get a day off from the crab, you go to work at whelk. Once August comes, the crab is over, the whelk is just about done and caplin is over so the workers are no better off. Someone needs to figure out how to fish for some species safely in the winter or how to do some secondary processing in those months.
Posted: 10/1/2012 1:31:53 PM
S is right on. The plants that are making a difference and doing well are those where the union is kept out of. The union must be paying attention though for saying this; took them a long time to figure it out; how smart they are.
Posted: 10/1/2012 1:12:45 PM
fish plants will soon be a thing of the past,the plant workers are getting old,the young people are getting smarter and staying the hell away from it,no money it because the companies wants it all for themselves, and if the federal government keeps making changes and people got to find work when they are on a claim,who's gona be left to work in the plants......nooooo one!!
Posted: 10/1/2012 12:28:27 PM
To many plants. There should be one on the North East coast, one on the West coast, one on the South coast and one in Labrador. No more. To many plants and not enough fish. Forget about getting votes and look after the fish stocks.
Posted: 10/1/2012 12:16:22 PM
The union has not fought for the workers in several years. The union needs to be looked at, the way government is selling out short term jobs in Fortune so that more jobs can be shipped out of the province needs to be looked at and both the government and the union are letting the industry die a slow painful death as no new no new people are coming into an industry that pays so little anymore.
Posted: 10/1/2012 10:56:17 AM
While the changes to EI will hurt some it had to come, besides the abuse of Sick Leave the EI was the most abused program every put in place by the government...period....
Posted: 10/1/2012 8:41:42 AM
I bet the plants that are processing multiple species don't have the FFAW involved. That would be the best future for the fishery.