As a result of the telephone town hall meetings many members were shocked at the possibility of losing control of their retirement savings, while others questioned the legality of the McGuinty plan.
“The mere mention of OPSEU/NUPGE has moved the dynamics of our workplace in a positive direction,” said Doug Rook, Association President.
“Their jobs are among the most difficult in the health care system, and we are proud to have them as part of our union.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
OPSEU/NUPGE calls on the employer to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement before Saturday deadline.
Some governments unilaterally reformed collective bargaining arrangements at the height of the economic crisis. Reversing those decisions and providing policy support for collective bargaining would be key to recovery, according to the ILO.
“Is this the message management truly wants to send to staff about their working relationship?" - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"College faculty have refused to allow the employer to disrupt the school year for hundreds of thousands of students," said college faculty bargaining Co-chair, Carolyn Gaunt.
“The fact that our officers will be able to properly protect themselves on the job is a major victory,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
More than 2000 OPSEU/NUPGE members across the province are affected by the McGuinty government's undemocratic legislation imposing working conditions, banning strikes and freezing wages.
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