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I was just reading this article in The Globe and Mail "Two Unions vie for 8,000 CBC workers".
Unreal, this really bugs me - I saw it happen a few years ago in Belleville when nurses at the hospital were being courted by two different unions.
I mean, honestly, the reason why unions exist are to bargain for their members with their employers. But it seems to me today that unions are now overbloated beasts bent on having huge number of members, regardless of industry, to bargain for.
Why can't unions simply be limited to geographical (nation) and industry limits? I mean, when I was a summer student working at Nortel, I was a CAW union member.... that's right, I was apparently an autoworker. Does that make any sense at all?
The CBC should only have one option for joining a union, and then the union should be broken down into "locals" as it was in the past, and each local bargains on their own with the company maybe? I don't know, it's difficult to establish a balance in power between the company and the employee - if the unions are too big, it swings in the employees favour, two small and it swings to the company.