OPSEU to picket as premier visits Cornwall

CORNWALL – One of the province’s largest public service unions will be picketing in downtown Cornwall this afternoon.

Members of OPSEU will be lined up outside the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce office at 113 Second Street East at 5 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday) as Premier Kathleen Wynne comes to the city.

Wynne is here to speak to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

The union is upset that its members may face more wage freezes, cutbacks and concessions even “after years of austerity,” according to OPSEU President Warren Thomas.

OPSEU is adamant it can provide government services cheaper than the private sector and claims the Ontario government has wasted just over $8 billion by contracting out.

The union is certainly bargaining with the province as workers have been without a contract since the end of 2014.

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