It is time to stop laying blame on inspectors when accidents happen and instead start questioning why the Ministry isn’t providing the training they know inspectors need.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) reports that many correctional facilities are constructing housing accommodations for the sole purpose of providing temporary living quarters for managers who would be required to stay at the facilities in the event of a labour dispute.
“The numbers are staggering. From 2003 to 2007 alone, the LCBO permitted close to $1 billion in retail sales to be sold through private agency stores.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"Only 66 per cent of the members voted in favour of this agreement. The employer has been given a clear message that the contract does not fully address all of the workers’ concerns." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
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OPSEU/NUPGE members look to arbitration to resolve outstanding issues.
“The Wynne government sold the public on the idea of urgent care centres to relieve pressure on the ERs, now they appear to be flip-flopping in Kingston and sending patients back to an overloaded KGH,” says Thomas.
Sufficient staffing levels and job security at the heart of strike by campus safety workers at Carleton University.