Find out where your MPP stands on privatizing public services.
Toronto (30 Nov. 2012) - Bargaining has started for civil service members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) and it has become clear the Ontario government plans to privatize a number of public services across the province.
Privatization takes money from public services and puts it in private pockets. Polls show a majority of Ontarians disapprove, yet the Liberal government still plans to sell of Service Ontario.
The public service bargaining teams have a plan to bargain quality public services and prevent privatization. To privatize or contract out, governments should have to prove in a public, accountable, and transparent process that a sell-off improves services and benefits Ontarians.
OPSEU/NUPGE is encouraging the public to find out where your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) stands on the issue of privatization. Gathering support from MPPs for public services and against selling out vital services for Ontarians provides the bargaining committee strength in negotiations.
Ontarians concerned about these issues can to go the union's website to fill in a form which will be sent to the appropriate MPP. Public services need to be supported for the good of families and communities in every corner of the province. Make sure your voice is heard!
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE