Layoffs or fewer hours? Neither thank you By Asha Tomlinson01/14/2002|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003 In these uncertain economic times, employers are looking for ways to balance debts and increase productivity. To do this, some are suggesting various flexible work arrangements — such as work sharing or reduced hours — to avoid layoffs, but Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove said unions should refuse to buy-in.“This is a cop-out, they’re simply trying to take advantage of a difficult situation,” said Hargrove. He said several companies are pressuring workers to accept pay cuts and make concessions, but union members must maintain a hard line against saying yes to these tactics. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.