COLLINGWOOD, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - While the Ontario Liberal Party is
"Imagining Ontario's Future" at their Collingwood Conference, public
sector workers will be rallying to let them know their priorities are
Friday, May 14, 2010
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ontario Liberal Party Collingwood Conference,
Mobilizing for this event is taking place across southern Ontario. Buses
have been booked for protesters leaving from eight locations including
Hamilton, Toronto and Barrie.
The 2010 Liberal budget contains serious attacks on the public sector.
"Tens of thousands of regular working people are taking a pay cut," says
OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "Many part-time workers barely
make $20,000 to $30,000 a year, while top executives keep raking in big
"It's time to invest in public services," says OPSEU Executive Board
Member Mike Grimaldi. "Over the next few years, McGuinty will give away
billions of dollars in tax breaks to big corporations. These tax breaks
won't create jobs, build our public services, or pay down Ontario's
deficit. McGuinty's priorities are upside down."
Demanding that the government invest in public services and stop the
corporate tax cuts, OPSEU activists have been protesting at Ontario
Liberal Party fundraising events since April 19.
For further information: For further information:
Mike Grimaldi, (289) 213-3088