Press Release by OPSEU Local 468: Surround the Building II
12:45pm on Wednesday February 4th, at 1055 Princess Street and 49 Place d’Armes, OPSEU Local 468 will be inviting members to step outside for a show of support for their bargaining team and solidarity for each other. This will follow the hugely successful events held back on January 15th, 2015.
Our goal for this event is simple. We want to gather enough people (members and supporters) to both sites to create a symbolic ring around the two buildings. This simple gesture is to show everyone that we are committed to supporting our bargaining team and to fighting against the employer’s misguided privatization agenda.
This is an opportunity for all of our local members at each location (as well as other places close by) to be seen making a statement that we do not agree with wasting taxpayer dollars on enriching the bank accounts of business interests, when the same services can be performed better, cheaper and fairer by our members. As for that $8 Billion that the Ontario Auditor General has declared wasted by the government of this province in various P3 contracts examined (not all of them), that money would go a long way towards providing many much needed services and supports for those in this province who are most vulnerable.
Isn’t it obvious that this government does not have your best interest at heart? Stand against the government’s enrichment of the well off and stand for supporting the people in this province in need.