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HAYLEY MICK From Wednesday's Globe and Mail April 30, 2008 at 4:09 AM EDT In ... General Blackberry forum

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    Arrow BlackBerry: the new hot-button labour issue

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    HAYLEY MICK

    From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
    April 30, 2008 at 4:09 AM EDT



    In a move that could strike fear in the hearts of employers, a union representing government workers said this week that it was making the use of pocket-size electronic devices such as BlackBerrys a bargaining issue.


    "For some people, having a BlackBerry is like: We own you. You are our person, 24 hours, 7 days a week," said Ed Cashman, Public Service Alliance of Canada's regional executive vice-president for the National Capital Region, who says the union will insert the issue of BlackBerry use into its continuing contract negotiations.


    "Our members are running into situations where they're not compensated properly for having to do work at home."



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    if companies are going to try use blackberrys as a choker chain for its employees then they should be compensated accordingly for any work done outside of normal hours.

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