TRENTON, ON, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU Local 455 members will be rallying with members from CUPE and the community to say "cuts aren't accomplishments."
Ontario Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy and Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith will be in Trenton to speak to area businesses about the state of the province, and the Ford government's so-called "accomplishments," despite deep and widespread cuts to health care, education and public services.
"Ontarians are telling this government daily just how much these cuts are hurting all of us," said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. " It's time that Premier Ford and his Ministers do a complete reboot and start acting for the people of this province who depend on quality, accessible public services."
Thursday July 4, 2019 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Metro parking lot at 53 Quinte Street and we will walk to the meeting location at the Trent Port Marina, 15 Creswell Drive, Trenton
But funding cuts are only part of the problem. The Ford government is also creating a needless cash flow problem for itself by cutting off major revenue streams and breaking The Beer Store contract, which could result in $1 billion in penalties. This is money that could be used to pay for health care, education and public services, instead of pandering to a special interest group of convenience store owners.
SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)