Tonight @ midnight-ish we'll hear whether the OPSEU members have decided to strike. I'm working as a temp for the Ministry of the Environment (MOE!) so am not going to be as affected as my coworkers, but this may be a BIG inconvenience. I just don't understand why the union members want to strike... I'm doing some HR work here and I see how good a deal you can get while working for the government. Many workers, (dinosaurs as I call them), can get away with doing as little as possible, yet they have such security that they almost never get fired. Not everyone is so lax mind you, but the possibility is there and is taken advantage of by some people.
Many rumors are flying right now, some saying that the union is using this possible strike along with the upcoming election to get as much support as possible...whomever gives them support has guaranteed votes from the public sector. I’m not into those mind games, all I see is a bunch of people (MANY on contract) who care about their job and won’t be able to work during this time period...all for the sake of a few permanent union-nut people.