Big labour blasting Tories
The Quebec labour movement is leading the latest charge against the Harper government`s employment insurance reform, with giant banners, demonstrations and impromptu visits to the riding offices of Conservative MPs in Quebec.
The province`s major labour union centrals say they plan to make life uncomfortable for elected Tories until such time, they say, as the Harper government wirthdraws the latest employment insurance reform.
Coalition spokesman Jean Lacharite, vice president of the FTQ, says the federal reform is an attack on workers who could be forced to travel up to 100 kilometres to take jobs that could pay as little as seventy percent of their previous wage.
The coalition`s various protests are to culminate in a mass demonstration in Montreal, May 4.