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CUPE Ontario president defends contract arbitration (with video)

The president of CUPE Ontario is defending the province’s system of contract arbitration, saying it is a fair way to resolve disputes between employers and employees.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Star’s editorial board Thursday, Fred Hahn said  the union has analyzed more than 20 years of data and found that arbitrated wage settlements “are not markedly different than negotiated settlements in either the public or private sector.”

The system is coming under increasing fire from Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and municipalities who say arbitrators are not permitted to consider ability to pay when making decisions.

Click Here to read the full article and watch the video at The Windsor Star