The unions seem to be afraid of massive cuts and union busting by HM Canadian Government. In this case I agree with FDR who thought it was crazy to allow public sectors. It is the elected representatives of the people who should be in charge, not the public sector unions
OTTAWA — Federal employees are facing the “fight of their lives” and should brace for the Conservatives to use anti-union tactics to reach their spending reduction targets, warns the leader of one of the largest public service unions.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada begins its annual meeting in Ottawa Friday with an ambitious plan to mobilize its 55,000 members against cutting public services, including a contentious resolution to ally with the labour movement and join the Canadian Labour Congress.
“The number one issue facing our union and the labour movement as a whole … is the all-out attack on unionized employees in this country, particularly those of us working in Canada’s public service,” said PIPSC President Gary Corbett. “We have a majority Conservative government that is using every opportunity to demonstrate its anti-union bias.”
Corbett said that in today’s economic and political climate, to eliminate deficits and cut public services, PIPSC has to tap into the clout and influence of the labour movement, as well as ally with other public sector unions, especially those representing professionals.