CUPE objects to budget cuts
Posted 1 year ago
Wed, Apr 4th, '12 - 3:03 pm
More provincial budget drama as CUPE representatives are now coming to the defence of the social assistance program.
CUPE representatives today exclaimed their disdain against freezing the amount of the social assistance program, which, they claim, is already under funded.
Alexandra Bell, a local representative for CUPE says that this will not only hurt the people this money is providing for but our public sector as well.
A current freeze in this sector would only save the Ontario government $90 million dollars which comes out to about 0.1% of the budget.
CORRECTION: Alexandra Bell is a local social justice worker and advocate who is choosing to partner with CUPE and OCAP to work to bring a poverty-reduction strategy, not a CUPE representative.