Letter: FortisBC as trustworthy as Republicans
To the editor:
The Oct. 15 letter regarding Fortis’s defense of their policy to not settle their dispute with their employees and locking them out is really an insult to the intelligence. [FortisBC ‘Committed to Resolving’ Labour Dispute, Oct. 15 Capital News.]
Does Fortis think people are stupid? The very fact that Fortis feels the need to justify their shocking treatment of their own employees for months on end shows how callous and unconcerned they are about employee welfare.
Fortis is a company out to make money and to heck with their workers. They have been shown to be greedy and inflexible.
It is very obvious to anyone with a brain that they are not committed to resolving this labour dispute unless it settles entirely in their favour. Like most avaricious corporations, their goal is to starve their employees into submission.
Their letter amply demonstrates a highly elitist, disdainful attitude which only adds fuel to the fire.
Instead of offering some Christian decency and compromising with their employees, they come across like USA Republicans, determined to sink the ship no matter what the cost to their shareholders, their employees and the working people of Kelowna.
Laurence D. M. Marshall,