Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lessons for responding to a wage freeze...

The Ontario government, like many others across Canada, has announced a wage freeze for public sector workers. But workers are not taking it lying down.

Lancaster House reported:

Labour leaders voiced their displeasure with the government's action. Sid Ryan, the president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, called the government's measures an "opening salvo" by a government trying to cut costs. Warren Thomas, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, declared: "It's difficult for workers to swallow some of this stuff when you see bankers and investment houses ... going back to multi-million bonuses after just being bailed out."

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