On Saturday, January 14th, as I was reading my newspaper, the Windsor Star, I read an article on p. 15.
Here is the article I found on their on-line site. It's entitled, General Motors to Invest $1B in Russia: http://www.windsorstar.com/business/General+Motors+invest+Russia/5995607/story.html
If for some reason, you cannot open the attachment, I will (copy & paste) post it for you, so you can read it for yourself:
Why is this of importance to me?
Well, my now deceased husband Gordon was an auto-worker, who was employed at General Motors of Canada (GM); prior to his death, and shortly before his plant was permanently closed, he took an early retirement package.
Not only as a retiree were his benefits reduced, but after his death, my survivor's benefits were reduced once again. Greatly.
Then, came the issue of healthcare that GM was supposed to have provided for.
Apparently, from what I have been told, years ago GM borrowed from the healthcare fund and didn't replenish it, until the issue became a major one, with the court system granting approval of a settlement, recently.
From what I have been told, there will not be enough funds in the healthcare fund to cover the healthcare costs of all workers and retirees, here in Canada.
How fair is this?
There is more to be said about this frustrating circumstance, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.
Until next time...
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