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Jun 28, 2020 | 18:06 1 Federated Co-operative Limited is issuing 100 "temporary" layoff notices.

Blaming it on Covid-19 slowing the economy and.the need to physical distance.

Ok.... Sure.

I feel for the guys who would have been satisfied working but forced to strike by Unifor.

Maybe Jerry Diaz can make everyone's mortgage payments Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 28, 2020 | 18:18 2
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Federated Co-operative Limited is issuing 100 "temporary" layoff notices.

    Blaming it on Covid-19 slowing the economy and.the need to physical distance.

    Ok.... Sure.

    I feel for the guys who would have been satisfied working but forced to strike by Unifor.

    Maybe Jerry Diaz can make everyone's mortgage payments
    Well, like the old saying goes, don't bite the hand that feeds you.

    Unifor brass back in Ontario have job security so no worries 👍 Reply With Quote

  • Jun 28, 2020 | 18:21 3 Farma would you turn down a 12% income increase over 3 yrs? These braniacs did.

    I dont feel sorry for them. This is likely a purge of the troublemakers. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 28, 2020 | 18:27 4 Was the 12% over three years in exchange for changes to the pension plan.

    How much employee coercion and propaganda was taking place by local and top union brass? Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 07:58 5
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Federated Co-operative Limited is issuing 100 "temporary" layoff notices.

    Blaming it on Covid-19 slowing the economy and.the need to physical distance.

    Ok.... Sure.

    I feel for the guys who would have been satisfied working but forced to strike by Unifor.

    Maybe Jerry Diaz can make everyone's mortgage payments
    " Forced to strike" Are you kidding us! LMAO They were locked out by Federated! They would have accepted the mediators offer but Federated wouldn't. Try getting the facts straight you doofus. Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 08:06 6 These employees were sucked in by the union mentality, they thought they had all the power to bend Coop but the reality is they are just workers. Unifor still gets the union dues so they don't care, these employees should push back against uniform and keep the union dues for their pockets. Unions are just becoming a place to give a good chunk of your paycheck and don't actually do anything. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 08:17 7
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    " Forced to strike" Are you kidding us! LMAO They were locked out by Federated! They would have accepted the mediators offer but Federated wouldn't. Try getting the facts straight you doofus.
    The strike/lock-out started before the mediator was brought in.
    Can you say with certainty that in the early stages when contract negotiations were failing/failed that the union wasn't already taking job action and Federated needed to lock out employees for the safety and production of the refinery.

    I wonder how much sympathy the Co-op gas-jockeys, and every other part time or even full time employees outside the confines of the upgrader have for the good salaries and gold plated pensions of the in scope employees of the refinery.

    100 employees are going to feel more pain for taking luxury and entitlement for granted. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 08:20 8 All I know is gas is at 99.9 cents a litre at the local coop posted on their digital sign....

    That is crazy considering the recent price of oil....

    It went from zero to 30 bucks a barrel and the price of fuel was ahead of the pace ....now on the downside it took weeks to drop...

    Our local gave back 2.25 percent on fuel this year.....thinking they don't need the business. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 08:29 9 The big unions are in their dying breaths. They had to all go under the unifor banner to stay relevent but that means thugs from Toronto and outright criminals like Dias and pandering idiots like Singh come to your picket line and ruin your cause, then they go home, and you still have to live in this community.

    All the teachers and nurses signed quickie contracts as soon as the covid hit. You are not garunteed a job. Lesson learned. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 08:35 10
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    " Forced to strike" Are you kidding us! LMAO They were locked out by Federated! They would have accepted the mediators offer but Federated wouldn't. Try getting the facts straight you doofus.
    I'm fairly confident the union held a strike vote before fcl even locked out the employees? The Majority (70% I think) wanted the strike, maybe you forgot about that chuck? And given the way this whole thing has played out i think fcl was right by locking out the employees/troublemakers a day before they were set to go to the picketline. Do you know how much damage could have been inflicted to process equipment, property or even life? Fuel and air make one hell of a giant bomb Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 08:48 11
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    " Forced to strike" Are you kidding us! LMAO They were locked out by Federated! They would have accepted the mediators offer but Federated wouldn't. Try getting the facts straight you doofus.
    they were going to strike so federated locked them out.Not a work enviroment you want unhappy people to be around.was a good .over to lock them out . Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 09:57 12 From what I hear 250 non-union people have been doing a better job than 700 unifor slackers.
    Unifor is just there to collect dues and finance Skippys campaign, they are one of the groups killing this country.

    (The NFU took the side of Unifor when blocking cardlock entrances from farmers and truckers getting diesel......this will explain the comments of the Agriville loons.) Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 10:00 13 I've seen the word "doofus" describing me repeated 4 times in this thread.
    I'm beginning to believe.... Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 10:02 14
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    I've seen the word "doofus" describing me repeated 4 times in this thread.
    I'm beginning to believe....
    The first step to recovery is admitting it.....lmao. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 10:13 15 I wouldn't worry about it Teflon, nothing sticks to you! Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 10:30 16
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    I wouldn't worry about it Teflon, nothing sticks to you!
    Lol, what can I say,

    ....apparently anything according to you?

    TY.... Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 11:07 17
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    I've seen the word "doofus" describing me repeated 4 times in this thread.
    I'm beginning to believe....
    As they say, consider the source. And in this case, consider the source's source(NFU), both of which are incorrect as usual, as pointed out by other posters. But as usual, he attacks and insults the poster who points out reality, then slinks away never to acknowledge his errors.
    Last edited by AlbertaFarmer5; Jun 29, 2020 at 11:15.
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    Jun 29, 2020 | 11:22 18 Gotta find that peer reviwed article on cbc. Takes time to find anyone supporting his whacked out version. Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Jun 29, 2020 | 11:52 19
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    " Forced to strike" Are you kidding us! LMAO They were locked out by Federated! They would have accepted the mediators offer but Federated wouldn't. Try getting the facts straight you doofus.
    Incorrect or not. But there is something fundamentally wrong with blaming a business for not accepting an offer. Federated said "NO". They have rights too.
    One of which is to make money to pay your sorry ass. Reply With Quote

  • Jun 29, 2020 | 13:36 20
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    " Forced to strike" Are you kidding us! LMAO They were locked out by Federated! They would have accepted the mediators offer but Federated wouldn't. Try getting the facts straight you doofus.


    Chuck Chuck Chuck, I suspect your the kind of guy that people will cross the street to avoid. You were probably spoiled rotten by your parents and now people will have nothing to do with you. Instead of expecting others to take care of you,you should stop shopping at the food bank and try growing a garden . Try being more civil and quit name calling before one of your neighbors calls the police to give you a wellness check.
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  • Jun 29, 2020 | 13:37 21 AB 5


    "As they say, consider the source. And in this case, consider the source's source(NFU), both of which are incorrect as usual, "

    NFU opposes the Seed Tax and let the Federal Gov know it, while WCWGA strongly supports the Seed Tax and let everybody know it.

    Which Farm organize do you agree with on the Seed Tax AB5? Reply With Quote
    Jun 29, 2020 | 15:53 22
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    AB 5


    "As they say, consider the source. And in this case, consider the source's source(NFU), both of which are incorrect as usual, "

    NFU opposes the Seed Tax and let the Federal Gov know it, while WCWGA strongly supports the Seed Tax and let everybody know it.

    Which Farm organize do you agree with on the Seed Tax AB5?
    Who do you expect to pay for plant breeding? As long as old varieties are not deregistered, I am fine with the option of paying for the privilege of growing the latest technology.

    I posted a list of the asinine positions that NFU has taken on various issues over a year ago, please go back and read it and let me know how many of those you personally support?

    https://www.agriville.com/threads/37...n-their-board?
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  • Jun 30, 2020 | 02:28 23 Doofus complimentary or derogatory does in mean your a legend in the sack with women must be Canadian

    Go farma Reply With Quote
    Jun 30, 2020 | 05:16 24
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    Doofus complimentary or derogatory does in mean your a legend in the sack with women must be Canadian

    Go farma
    Doofus is derogeratory, meaning "schtoopit". Which is Ghetto for "stupid". I'm so schtoopit I make stupid look smart.


    ....a legend with women in the sack? Not even in my own mind! Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Jun 30, 2020 | 07:10 25 Speak for yourself dufus. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 4, 2020 | 00:49 26
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    Who do you expect to pay for plant breeding? As long as old varieties are not deregistered, I am fine with the option of paying for the privilege of growing the latest technology.

    I posted a list of the asinine positions that NFU has taken on various issues over a year ago, please go back and read it and let me know how many of those you personally support?

    https://www.agriville.com/threads/37...n-their-board?
    Thanks for the prompt and thorough response to my question. Does you silence indicate that you agree with the NFU on all of those looney ideas, and don't want to be laughed off the site? Or disagree, and are embarrassed to be associated with such an organization?

    None of the other NFU adherents were able to comment on the list either, other than to attack me for bringing it to light. Reply With Quote
    Jul 4, 2020 | 06:51 27 Ab5

    I do not belong to any farm organization nor ever have. I do agree with the stand the NFU has taken against the so called Seed Tax.

    My original question was simply asking which farm group you agreed with regarding the Seed Tax. The NFU who oppose it, or the WCWGA who support the Seed Tax. In my original post,I asked ONE and only ONE specific question nothing more, it was your choice to (try) to escalate the discussion and I seen no reason to carry on with it.

    You gave your answer and said you agreed with the Seed Tax so what more is there to discuss.

    You have obviously thought this through and are okay with forking over more money for new varieties of seed, but once all the old seed varieties are deregistered maybe you'll have a different opinion then.


    P.S. AB5 you take Agriville and yourself way to serious, at the end of the day it's a Fffing farmer chat line not Ottawa, relax go do something with your kids it's way more rewarding!! Reply With Quote
    Jul 4, 2020 | 08:29 28
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    Ab5

    I do not belong to any farm organization nor ever have. I do agree with the stand the NFU has taken against the so called Seed Tax.
    Very diplomatic answer, to distance your self as far as possible from Chuck's organization. That is much wiser than trying to defend any of their policies, or members, as described in the thread. If Grassfarmer could have taken that route, he would probably still be here contributing his unique perspective.

    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    My original question was simply asking which farm group you agreed with regarding the Seed Tax. The NFU who oppose it, or the WCWGA who support the Seed Tax. In my original post,I asked ONE and only ONE specific question nothing more, it was your choice to (try) to escalate the discussion and I seen no reason to carry on with it.

    You gave your answer and said you agreed with the Seed Tax so what more is there to discuss.
    Well, for example, you could discuss my question to you about who you expect to fund variety development? Should that be the tax payers responsibility, when our governments are already bankrupt ( and not just morally)? We will be weaned off the government tit one way or another out of necessity, I would rather have a system in place that keeps variety development funded. We can always speak with our wallets, if a new variety doesn't have traits that make it worth the extra cost, don't buy it, stick with old varieties that work. Just like farmers are doing with canola. I assume you grow only OP canola still...
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    You have obviously thought this through and are okay with forking over more money for new varieties of seed, but once all the old seed varieties are deregistered maybe you'll have a different opinion then.


    P.S. AB5 you take Agriville and yourself way to serious, at the end of the day it's a Fffing farmer chat line not Ottawa, relax go do something with your kids it's way more rewarding!!
    Thanks for the advice, and yes, I do waste far too much time here picking on and making jokes at the expense of the posters who take themselves too seriously. I should really take a break. Reply With Quote