Wednesday, October 26, 2005

One more reason to hate Unions.

A friend sent this e-mail to me today:

CUPE is planning to take part of a demonstration against Ariel Sharon's visit to Toronto in November.

TORONTO (October 20) - Responding to news that current Israeli Prime
Ariel Sharon has been invited to Toronto to address the United Jewish
Communities (UJC) General Assembly on November 14th, a broad grouping of
concerned individuals and organizations has come together to form the
Against Israel's War Crimes (CAIWC).

The coalition includes members of Palestine House, Sumoud – Political
Solidarity Group, Arab Students Collective (ASC), Solidarity for Palestinian
Human Rights (SPHR), Al-Awda Right of Return Coalition, the Canadian Peace
Alliance (CPA), the Toronto District Council of the Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE),
the Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation
Muslim Unity Group, and a number of other individuals and organizations.

If people want to march against certain governments, that's their constitutional right. But that's not the point of this post.

Here's my question:

What in the name of everything that's holy, does Middle Eastern politics have anything to do with worker's conditions here in Canada?

I know that this isn't the first time CUPE has taken on a position on Foreign Policy, but my question is why do they?

Why can't they just let their own individual members decide on such matters rather than taking an official position on a matter and force their members to toe the Union line?

Just goes to show you the totalitarianism of groupthink, and the unions' allergy to individual liberty.


At Saturday, 03 June, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unions are useless, and should be shut down. We are a great free country with more than enough boards and groups that will fight on your behalf if you TRULY have been wronged by your employer. Just put a little more funding into labour board and other worker help groups, and then abbolish unions. THey proteect lazy people, and thats it.

At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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