Saturday, November 28, 2009

Union Leader Unhappy at O'Brien Wanting Wage Freeze

Mayor calls for legislated wage freeze

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 503, which represents thousands of city workers and has an arbitration clause in its contract, says O’Brien’s call is an “attack on the city workforce.”

“Why should the workers pay for the bad decisions that (O’Brien) has championed over his term as mayor?” the local’s president, Brian Madden, said in a release.

Why should we, the taxpayer, have to pay for your fat cat wages when we're constantly getting tax hikes, which in part can be attributed to the generous contracts that local government has little control over?

What makes you think you're entitled to your salaries when we have trouble paying for the basics?