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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

CUPE sets strike date 
(en francais)

Looks like everyone's going to the wall on this one. Strike date is Thursday, 12:01am.

Once again, the provinces children will be held hostage to other's agendas. If children truly are the future of our nation, this practice must end.
Ont. pension bill prompts CUPE strike Thursday

Updated Tue. Feb. 21 2006 7:37 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

More than 100,000 Ontario Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) workers are set to strike Thursday in reaction to a final government reading Tuesday of a controversial pension bill.

Bill 206 was introduced to the Ontario legislature on Tuesday afternoon for a third and final reading.

"No one's pension is in any danger whatsoever as a result of this legislation," Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Gerretsen said in the legislature Tuesday.

He said pensioners should not be worried about losing money in their pensions.

"Pensioners will not see a reduction in the amount of pensions that they are receiving because of Bill 206," Gerretsen said.

In response, CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan said he will initiate strike action at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

Paul Synnott at 8:18 p.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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