Tim Thompson - Viewpoint:
One last thing to note, I'm certain that Catalyst believes Sylvan's workers are unionized but CLAC is not a recognized union by the CLC or the BC Fed. It is one of those so-called Rat Unions that we grew so fond of during the 94-95 labour dispute. Currently, in Local 592, we have a ban on visits to Sylvan, in large part because of how some of their workers responded to CEP organizing attempts in the past.
But, by taking jobs away from the mills and giving them to Sylvan, they are probably paying less in wages and salaries and pretty much guaranteeing labour peace because the workers there really aren't represented by a union.
Doesn't everybody just love this company we work for? And they say they like us. I'm not sure we could be treated much worse if they hated us.