“OPSEU Local 345 is 98 per cent women, and it’s the only local at the hospital that’s being targeted with a wage freeze." — Eddy Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasuer
Toronto (11 Dec. 2018) — Global News is reporting on the bad faith bargaining complaint being filed by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) over the wage freezes management wants to impose on a group comprised mostly of mostly women who do clerical work at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Only 1 local getting wage freeze, 98% are women
"In September, an arbitrator ruled the members of OPSEU Local 345 deserve a contract that includes reasonable wage increases over 5 years,” Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President is quoted as saying.
“But it’s clear now that management never intended to honour the arbitrator’s ruling. They’re trying to use a secretive and suspect job evaluation process to weasel out of the contract," said Thomas.
"This is an attack on women, pure and simple,” Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer is quoted as saying. “OPSEU Local 345 is 98 per cent women, and it’s the only local at the hospital that’s being targeted with a wage freeze."
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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