The Canadian Press

2015-09-05 | Labour Rights Fight

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Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff says more has to be done to talk to the public about the value of unions and their role in society as they battle with governments over bargaining rights.Saint Mary's University professor Larry Haiven says part of labour's problem is that governments have calculated there isn't much downside to attacking unions, particularly in the public sector. (Haiven says for many workers the enemy has become "someone with a pension" and that's something governments have exploited as they seek to rein in costs.)

Date: 2015-09-05
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the government's banking on the fact that to others this anger among workers. That's part of it >>