February 23, 2006

PLAYING A BAD HAND:

Concession averts CUPE strike (KERRY GILLESPIE, 2/23/06, Toronto Star)

In the end, it took a very small concession to clinch a deal and avert a province-wide strike of more than 100,000 civil servants.

All the government had to do was agree to review its pension reform legislation by 2012 for Sid Ryan to call off today's Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) strike.

"It's a vindication for my members putting on the fight that they did," Ryan, CUPE Ontario president, said last night.

But in reaching a deal, the government did not waver from its refusal to change pension reform legislation in the face of an illegal strike threat.


Should have fired them before they could fold.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2006 8:00 AM
Comments

Yes, they should have been fired, but I think they got the message that the new government won't be blackmailed, so they'll play the same waiting game as the left in the U.S.

Waiting for their pals to get back in power. This time though, it may be a long, long wait.

Posted by: erp at February 23, 2006 8:20 AM
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