Canada Post workers are threatening to go on strike, claiming there's a "wage gap" between male and female employees. But if that's true, doesn't that make their union the worst in history, given that -- as we all know -- "It's 2016"?
Bill Tufts of Fair Pensions for All comes on to explain that the real issue is pensions.
These generous plans (paid for with your tax dollars) are simply unsustainable in this day and age, but no one in power wants to touch this hot button problem.
Tufts points out that municipalities in North America have already declared bankruptcy over unfunded "gold plated" pensions for police and other public employees.
(He also predicts which Canadian province may be the first to go bankrupt thanks to this very issue.)
So is privatization the answer? Does anyone really rely on Canada Post anyhow?
And how do "reforms" to the Canada Pension Plan factor in?
It's a wide ranging conversation with a true expert — and it concerns every Canadian because, one way or another, we're footing the bill.