Union head should think be­fore speak­ing

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - OPINION -

I watch and read the news ev­ery­day.

At the mo­ment, GM and the union pres­i­dent, Mr. Jerry Dias, are in the news ev­ery­day. I take is­sue with Mr. Dias’ re­marks about slave labour in Mex­ico mak­ing cars for Canada, only be­cause if Mr. Dias drinks cof­fee, or tea, does he not think that the pick­ers get paid very low wages? Does Mr. Dias own a com­puter or tele­vi­sion? If so does he not think they are made in the far east for low wages? Does he wear clothes that are made in Canada only? I doubt that. Most cloth­ing comes from Pak­istan or In­dia or other for­eign coun­tries.

I chal­lenge you to do some in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism on this mat­ter as well as other mat­ters such as the en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist David Suzuki. I be­lieve he uses planes to travel ( big pol­luters). He wears leather shoes ( an­i­mals are killed for leather). The plas­tic for his shirt but­tons come from oil.

I know maybe you think I am crazy, but if you re­ally lis­ten to all the claims some so- called big shots make, and in­ves­ti­gate, you may find that there is a lot of money at stake.

I once ran a fac­tory that a union came into and the lead­er­ship told me flat out that they were only in­ter­ested in get­ting their monthly cheque and if they did I would not see them on any reg­u­lar ba­sis. Can you ex­pose some of the cor­rup­tion? John Dal­las Belleville

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.