FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2000
10 per cent wage hike
"good for everyone"
TORONTO Ė The recently-announced 10 per cent wage hike for senior
managers in the Ontario Public Service will give them raises
comparable to six months pay for many people in the front lines of
social service work, said Ontario Public Service Employees Union
President Leah Casselman.
"How can this government give its senior bureaucrats an
additional $10,000 a year, and at the same time tell all the agencies
in the broader public service that they have to keep their wage
increases under 2 per cent? Itís obscene," Casselman said.
The argument that the top brass has been under wage restraints
doesnít hold water. Everyone has been under restraint, she said.
"Rest assured, that 10 per cent figure is going to loom large
at bargaining tables across Ontario. If itís good enough for the
people at the top, itís certainly good enough for the people who
actually do the work."
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For further information:
Katie FitzRandolph (OPSEU Communications) (416) 448-7440