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|Stop the freeze on Public Wages
On July 20th, 2010 Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan called unions and employers to a closed door consultation session to announce the government’s intention to launch a series of consultations aimed at implementing its zero-zero two year public sector wage freeze.
This proposed governmental policy will hinder the economic recovery and inhibit consumer spending says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. In response to this proposed policy an emergency meeting was declared by CUPE Ontario.
At the All Locals Emergency Meeting on August 25th and 26th, members gave the mandate to “Grow the economy, protect public services and defend free collective bargaining”. The CUPE Ontario Executive took this to the province with talks beginning on August 30th.
With no substantive response from the government, CUPE Ontario is continuing to assess where the government is headed with this proposed policy, and we continue to work with other unions to keep our stance clear.
CUPE Ontario will continue to keep you up to date on any new developments on this proposed policy, and you can find new information on this website.
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