As happy as I am that the two sides are meeting tomorrow, I'm not sure how it's gonna work if they don't discuss core economic issues. These secondary issues seem like bargaining chips used to lessen the blow of conceding some major issue. But they're just going to ignore the massive divide on the main problem?
I guess if they make concessions on smaller stuff maybe the goodwill will start something? I want to be optimistic but really just don't get it.
I'm not overly optimistic, but if you wanted to get some optimism out of it, this could be a way of looking at it:
- they are talking......which is better than not talking
- potential (I use that word as it could go the other way too) to build momentum and goodwill
- if they agree in principal to several smaller issues, it may be easier to negotiate economics and make concessions if they then tweak something they agreed on other issues. Without agreeing on other issues, its tough to consider where there might be give and take.
Edited by toby91_ca, 27 September 2012 - 12:09 PM.