“This award reflects the value of our front-line health care members, and recognizes the importance of the work they do,” Thomas said.
“Instead of recognizing the value of this important work, the employer wants to slash what few benefits these workers have." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“What we have in Ontario is privatization of alcohol sales by stealth,” Christianson concluded. “We’re losing out on millions of dollars that could be spent on public services.”
'They are trying to circumvent the normal bargaining process by communicating directly with our members.'
'All we’re looking for at the moment is for management to agree to some time lines where we can discuss the labour adjustment plan.'
'Once again our members have told this association that they prefer to deal with a professional, member-driven union.'
Two-year settlement affects employees at several worksites across eastern Ontario.
'Our bargaining team did a great job and we were successful in getting a very good deal for our members.'
'This action demonstrates a complete lack of respect for the hard-working, dedicated staff.'
Dozens of events will be held across the province on Friday (Dec. 3) to fight back against the McGuinty government's plan to scapegoat public sector workers.