Bad Boss of the week!
October 21, 2010
OPSEU Local 505 is filing a Labour Board complaint against Ornge for its lack of respect for labour rights.
The union believes that Ornge failed to train two elected union officers in order to eliminate their positions and avoid following the reverse seniority language in the Collective Agreement. Union Officers have also been denied pay when they attend discipline meetings and have been denied time off to attend Union educational training.
There have been at least eight grieved terminations at Ornge in the past year out of a membership of 75 workers.
Staff at the Ornge Communications Centre feel intimidated and fearful for their jobs. They are also concerned that further layoffs will affect their ability to provide adequate services to the public.
Ornge claims to be proud of the training that their staff receives at their Academy of Transport Medicine. However, Ornge is laying off staff who they now say have not been fully trained.
OPSEU hereby declares Ornge Bad Boss of the Week!