Doug Holyday attacks CUPE’s letter to hockey groups, calling it “fear mongering”
CUPE Local 416 recently became pen pals with local hockey organizations, writing a letter warning of threats to their ice time in the event of a labour stoppage. The letter says that pickets outside of arenas will be modest—that is, unless the city tries to use “untrained outside workers” to do union workers’ jobs. Predictably, Doug Holyday fired back that the letter amounted to “fear mongering” and that it would further complicate the already sticky negotiations between the city and its unions. Of course, the real issue here isn’t ice time for hockey groups. Both CUPE and city hall appear to be preparing for a seemingly inevitable work stoppage while also attempting to not look like the instigator. Read the entire story [Toronto Sun] »
2 thoughts on “Doug Holyday attacks CUPE’s letter to hockey groups, calling it “fear mongering””
The unions are not doing the actual workers any good and need to be lynched. Blame the city all you like, but the politicians were elected and have a mandate to fulfil. It is the unions that are causing harm to the workers at this point.
Not quite, the politicians were elected on a mandate of no cuts, no tax increases and by a moronic suburban populus that believed them. Now wait to hear the howls when parents are told to bring their children across picket lines to play hockey. If ice is open, this city requires payment from the clubs that booked it before this action or any other was mooted. At least the Union is responding to concerns about 5 year olds being asked to cross lines to get to ice that their parents paid for last summer! City managers don’t return calls .
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