CANADA - Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) president Sid Ryan has accused Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty of "forcing fights" on pensions.
Ryan told municipal union leaders at a meeting in Niagara Falls yesterday: “Dalton McGuinty is kicking in the front door of public services and sneaking privatization in through the back.
Ryan pointed to the controversial Bill 206, which changed how the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) was governed. Ryan said this “nearly provoked a province-wide strike,” and was designed to ensure CUPE and other unions would not have “the clout to stop investment of their pension money in public-private partnerships”.
Those statements marked a change in attitude from Ryan, who last month said the agreement reached with government over Bill 206 was “a huge victory for my organisation,” and added he had achieved what he wanted.
By Damian Clarkson
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