GOOD: Sears Canada Employees Fight To Block Bonuses For Scumbag Executives

Employees of Sears Canada – who are being screwed over by scumbag executives and robbed of their severance – have filed a court motion to block those executives from giving themselves massive bonuses.

As previously reported, Sears Canada is being restructured and is shutting down 59 stores across the country. 2,900 employees are losing their jobs.

In a disgusting move, Sears Canada has “rewarded” the loyalty of their employees by eliminating their severance.

As if that isn’t sick enough, the same scumbag executives who made that decision are also giving themselves $7.6 million in bonuses. According to reports, that 7.6 million will be going to just 43 top executives in the Sears Toronto head office. That’s an average of $176,744 each.

Now, Sears employees have filed a motion in the Ontario Superior Court to block the payouts by challenging the idea that they are necessary for helping the restructuring process.

Rewarding pathetic failure

Just as we saw after the bank bailouts and in so many other cases when big companies fail, they still pay massive bonuses to their top executives. This is often justified as “retaining talent,” but if the execs were actually talented the company wouldn’t be in trouble in the first place. Giving massive bonuses to 43 execs of a company shutting down 59 stores is a total disgrace, and it’s rewarding pathetic failure.

Clearly, measures must be put in place to ensure that top execs can’t escape the fate imposed upon their loyal workers. A simple rule stating that no bonuses can be paid to executives during a restructuring until all promised severance has been given out to employees would create a clear incentive for executives and management to do the right thing.

Unfortunately, our current system rewards scumbag execs like the fools at Sears, and punishes those who play by the rules, work hard, and show loyalty to their company.

That has to change.

Share the hashtag #BoycottSearsCanada to show how you feel about the actions of Sears’ scumbag executives.

The court motion filed by Sears employees can be seen here

Spencer Fernando

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  1. Good Luck to all Sears employees who have worked hard over the years. I hope that the Ontario Superior Court will block these bonuses to the Dishonest, Criminal Scumbags at the top!

  2. Spencer, you and I are well aware this is the attitude that predominates among all large companies that ‘suddenly’ find themselves having to shed some weight and, of course, the losers are always the faithful staff — some of whom I would guess could have been with Sears for many, many years, faithfully doing the jobs as they were assigned. Big business(s), as with politicians get that sense that they are now a ‘deity’ and are above the mundane problems of the ‘unwashed.’ I, as you, have hopes that the courts will support the workers in their quest but, unfortunately, in today’s world, my personal feeling is that there is little hope of that happening. If we remember a short while ago another one of our multi-million dollars businesses cried out for millions of taxpayer’s dollars that they ‘needed’ and promptly without a care, gave their executives huge bonuses — notwithstanding that it was those same people, those who were supposed to be knowledgeable and capable of managing a business. Methinks that we have some problems with the capabilities of not only supposedly capable of doing their jobs in the manner one would have expected but also problems with our politicians for precisely the same reasons.

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