Comment 48900

By frank (registered) | Posted October 06, 2010 at 10:04:04

First of all it's no benEfits...secondly, I'm sorry that you completed 2 degrees (did they include English classes? :P) and haven't been able to find work with benefits and a pension but that doesn't make other people lucky - it makes you unlucky. There are enough health care positions where pensions and benefits are both applied and it sucks that you didn't find one. Keep looking though some are bound to open up.

70 grand in lifetime healthcare benefits isn't that much especially if you consider that Stelco has been operating for a while and during the time when safety regulations weren't as strict, employed more workers than they do today. Those workers may have been exposed to all kinds of things you will never be exposed to. In fact, it's entirely possible that it's their health issues that exposed the problems associated with whatever they were working with thereby allowing you to live a life where you aren't exposed to it.

I'm in no way a fan of unions because in most cases they're a greedy cash sponge but I find nothing wrong with the agreement they're asking for. Simply because you don't get the same thing doesn't make them the bad guy...

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