A “no to shipping asbestos” stand by a large Canadian trade union is pro-humanity and demonstrates leadership not shown by ‘regular mover/shaker’ power. The move should put recent American anti-union politics to shame .
“That it comes from Children protesting in the streets of Indian villages and outrage by physicians and human rights activists worldwide didn’t seem to be able to stop Canada from shipping deadly asbestos to developing countries. But one of Quebec’s most powerful unions says it will no longer support the province’s lethal trade.”
Found at AOL News. the linked article offers details: Canadian Unions Say No to Sending Deadly Asbestos Overseas.
I suppose it’s unlikely vehement anti-union voices this side of the border will take note, and will drop their “all unions are all bad” mantra. Possible, but not probable?
This is the very best news I’ve heard on human affairs in a very long time! A large number of people taking direct action on behalf of shared humanity across the globe. The union stand demonstrates the the real paradigm for thinking this world needs if we’re to find genuine improvement in global human affairs during the 21st Century.
This thinking, (not habitual economic strain to re-assure status quo), is what we need to deal with another mantra: “Fix things on behalf of the children’s future.”