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LOCAL 102 NEWS!!!! ATTENTION all members!
SERVICE EMPLOYEES UNION
ELECTON RESULTS FEBRUARY 2004
PRESIDENT: Nancy Labadie
1ST VICE PRESIDENT: Tracy Rath
2ND VICE PRESIDENT: Jayne McKenzie
TREASURER: Dave Crowe
- Tina Stevens
Secretary - Nancy Anderson
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY
19, 2005 6:00 P.M. OPSEU MEMBERSHIP CENTRE 1100 DEARNESS DRIVE, UNIT 27 LONDON (MEMBERS’ ENTRANCE) AGENDA Bargaining
Update Resolutions for Convention Constitutional Amendments for Convention Election of Delegates to Regional Meeting Election
of Delegates to Convention Two $50.00 draws for members in attendance If you need assistance to attend, see your Union Steward.
Local 102 will pay for child care. Refreshments will be served.
Take a look at our past, our future depends
on it! Lets hope that we don't have to go through this a 3rd time.
Our Strike was about a lot of issues. We
did win...it took the strength, determination and resolve of our membership to GET A FAIR AND DESERVED
WHY DID WE GO OUT?
Mission was.....to hold the line and get a fair deal
with this government. ENOUGH REALLY IS ENOUGH! These guys gave themselves a 29% raise after the strike of 1996 and gave us nothing. Now in 2002, just BEFORE the strike, they gave themselves
another raise, only this time
it was 39.9%. That raise alone, is more than most employees make in a year. They treat unclassified employees like crap and won't allow them to have benefits or a pension. Some of
these people have been on a perpetual contract for 24 years. Now, come on, common sense would say after the first 2 years that their jobs should be permanent. But,
they treat the Court Staff in particular with such distain and disrespect that in reality what the government is doing to
them is taking away their right to a stable life. How can you go to work for 24 years not
knowing that you have any guarantee of anything. These people work full time hours. They try to pit staff against staff (although
this is not the only place in the government that this mentality exists, it's #101 in their How to Be a Manager Handbook) and this really is abuse. It's ironic that, the people they have deemed essential, are the ones they keep on contract, but the courts can't run without them. If this was in the private sector
and the employees took the employer to court over this issue, the court would rule in the employees favour. This unclassified issue is a BIG ONE. These people should all
be made should be made classified and given the same rights as everyone else that works for the government. Until this
issue is addressed the strike will not end. Pensions are a big issue as well because, simply put, the government wants to
take control of our pension again (we already, in a previous contract, won the right to manage our own pension fund because
the government managed it so poorly). There are people that can retire under factor 80 and thereby paving the way for new
blood. The government doesn't want that. What they haven't told you is that they are incompatant. You did know about Walkerton
and Dudley George, right? They need the present employees to stay and teach others how to do these jobs they have
piled on us and most of it is technical and not something you can learn overnight. If we were to all leave our jobs, the government would be in BIG BIG trouble. If you think for one moment that,
the elected officals know how things work or even have a clue what work needs to be done or even how to do it, you are only kidding yourself. It's the employees
that actually DO the work. Case in point, if we aren't important, then why is it that almost all government services are shut down. It's because the highly paid managers can't run it. Some of them only know how to
turn on the lights and make coffee. This is a government that is so arrogant that when the Supreme Court of Ontario ruled
that the Tories had no right to sell off a public service, Eves out right said, he'd just change the law, hold the meetings
but will not listen to anyone. The hidden agenda is, they need the money to pay off their raises. If the government was
really fair, they would give back the 39.9% raise and take away their pensions and benefits because after all, they are more of a contract type of employee than the ones they have left dangling
for 24 yrs. These guys are a dictorship and think about Walkerton, the double standards and how mad they have made you regardless
of which side of the fence you're on. Think about that the next time you vote ONTARIO.
|The Great Divide
|and we still are!
MAY 2,2002...WE SAW THIS SMOKING
TUNA COMING, HOPE THE PUBLIC SAW IT TOO!!!!!GOOD ONE MR. EVES...AT LEAST HE RECOGNIZES THAT NURSES SHOULD BE VALUED AND THAT
THEY AREN'T JUST "A PASSING FADE! LIKE HULA HOOPS"
BREAKING NEWS- SUPREME COURT OF ONTARIO SAID ERNIE
CAN'T SELL HYDRO :) GOOD NEWS POSSIBLY!
BUT ERNIE SAYS HE'LL JUST CHANGE THE LAW AND HOLD PUBLIC
MEETINGS BUT HE ISN'T GOING TO LISTEN TO ANYONE ANYWAY. NICE EH! THIS GOVERNMENT IS GETTING MORE COMMUNIST EVERYDAY.
RECENT EVENTS- STRIKING, CHALKING, AND WALKING... THE FOOD
COMMITTEE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB!
APRIL 29TH 2002.
WE HAVE PRETTY MUCH CLOSED THE COURTHOUSE DOWN AND NOW FACE AN INJUNCTION THAT WILL ALLOW
ONLY 2 PICKETERS AT A TIME AT THE PROBATION DOORS. OH WELL!!! THATS THE COST OF EXPRESSING OUR VOICE.
WE WANT THIS TO BE OVER BUT EVES WANTS TO PLAY GAMES!!!AND WE AREN'T GIVING IN..THERE'S
TOO MUCH TO LOOSE.