Yesterday was International Woman’s Day – Let’s take the time to honour a few great women at the top!
Firstly, to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, the greatest monarch of our ages (funny that Queens have been the best Monarchs of the past two centuries…hmm, no co-incidence there, eh?) and the Head of State for Canada (both Passports I hold), Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada (who has been visiting her devastated homeland of Haiti over the past few days, see Globe and Mail story below), KEEP IT UP LADIES, you raise the bar higher than many men would be able to maintain.
Great to overhear the Air Canada executive who thinks that the Flight Attendant Woman working for his company are spoilt brats what only deserve one third of their pay - maybe this jerk should think a little bit harder about the security of passengers they are entrusted with. Please note that during the last two quasi-bankruptcies of our National airline, the front line workers have had to swallow a twenty percent wage reduction AND ‘enjoy’ having their retirement funds underfunded (taking advantage of their position a major airline, and the Federal Govt.’s lack of enforcement with respect to fines), all the while the executive board continued to give themselves bonuses. Way to build loyalty Chumps! Great job on demonstrating the lack pay equity and typical executive board abuse Air Canada. Respect labour standards and Womens' rights to maintain a fair wage.
And, yet another great woman to mention, our Dearest Nancy Wood (local morning show host), who was off for three days stress leave following a brain-fart from CBC Montreal executives who decided to replace her prematurely. I shall continue to campaign via this Facebook group for this greatly intelligent woman to return to the CBC Montreal Radio’s Daybreak show that many believe, which she was the best host so far (and for the 12 years I've been in Montreal, this is without a doubt). I have also defended her rights under the Labour Standards Act here: CBC Management in Montreal are going to have to eat a piece of humble pie pretty soon I hope for Nancy's sake.