Memorandum negotiated by OPSEU amounts to substantial victory for members of Local 505.
Key goal is to address recruitment and retention issues and how best to address these challenges.
'We demand that our public health care system be protected and not secretly dismantled by the Stelmach government.'
'The bargaining association is satisfied that there is forward momentum in negotiations.'
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.
Proposed settlement contains significant wage increases and other gains for Vancouver Island employees.
Episode underscores HSAA position in demanding action now to deal with provincial ER crisis.
The impact on public employees will stretch far beyond the two-year freeze proposed by the province – all for the benefit of already-wealthy corporations.
'Needless to say, this had been a difficult bargaining climate.'
'More than one-third of individuals in custody in Ontario suffer from some sort of mental illness.'