OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - As expected, the Harper government followed through on its April 21st threat with respect to sick leave by tabling the Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-59) on May 7th.
The bill proposes to give Minister Clement the power to unilaterally remove sick leave provisions from collective agreements at any time during the collective bargaining process. For the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) this is clearly unconstitutional, as reinforced by recent Supreme Court decisions.
« For me, this is just another example of how the Harper government bullies its own employees. UCCO-SACC-CSN will use every means available to challenge this power-hungry government », said Kevin E. Grabowsky, National President of UCCO-SACC-CSN.
UCCO-SACC-CSN is examining the bill carefully. On May 8th, all 18 federal public service unions will hold a special conference call to discuss this latest assault on federal workers.
SOURCE UNION OF CANADIAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS (UCCO-SACC-CSN)
For further information: Dave Parent, communication Advisor, UCCO-SACC-CSN, 514 216-9097, email@example.com