2009-09-15

Michael Moore Honours Sudbury Workers


As the National Post reports:

There were some improbable guests on the red carpet last night at the premiere of Michael Moore's latest film Capitalism: A Love Story. The documentarian invited some of the more than 3,000 workers from the Sudbury mining giant Vale Inco who have been on strike since mid-July.

"The mining company's doing quite well," said Moore the following day. "It's made over four billion dollars in the last two years, but they want to cut back on the pension, and they want to stop the profit sharing, and give back, give back, give back, give back. It seems very un-Canadian to me, to behave in that manner. So try and maintain yourselves, Canadians. That's all I have to say."
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1 comment:

hattie09ky said...

I'm a former Sudburian working as a volunteer in the movement to reform the American health care system. Nothing has had a bigger impact educating the US public than Michael Moore's SiCKO. Audiences would come out of the cinema and say "Where do I sign the petition?"

Just as he fights for ordinary Americans getting squeezed by for-profit insurers, MM stands up for workers everywhere who are seeing benefits cut and wages stagnating while corporations continue to profit.

Thanks to all Canadians who stood with and for each other to achieve universal health care. But the battle to protect worker rights and wages against shareholder greed goes on.

Whether the issue is health care or fair labour practice, it's good to have Michael Moore on our side.

Can't wait to see the new film.