The past few months have seen significant pressures placed upon unions across Ontario. The lessons of Electro-Motive Canada in London have not been lost on workers or unions. Those who see unions as a blight on our society have been crowing about the fact that unions are finally being humbled. They had better be very careful about what they wish for.
Workers are not the only ones who suffer when jobs are lost, wages are cut, and two-tier wage systems are introduced. The erosion of the ability of unions to maintain decent wages has a huge impact on government revenue because of Canada’s progressive tax system.