The Canadian Press

1993-06-03 | Ontario-social-contract-Upshaw

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Ontario's public sector unions said no to the government's offer for a cost-cutting deal. The government's so-called social contract would cut 1.6 billion dollars a year from the public payroll. A government plan to dip into pension funds, mostly from teachers, was the straw that broke the camel's back according to Fred Upshaw, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, and spokesman for a coalition of 28 unions.

Date: 1993-06-03
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the coalition of was an absolute insult to take our pension funds to cut back on a deficit that we had no part in >>

Clip ID: 19930603CPCN001