The Canadian Press

1996-02-26 | OPSEU-Casselman

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Ontario's civil servants went on strike for five weeks over what they saw as Premier Mike Harris's plans to force them to take private-sector jobs at lower pay. OPSEU president Leah Casselman said the government didn't understand or respect the rights of workers. (The five-week strike ended April 1st.)

Date: 1996-02-26
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I'm here to tell you today the no uncertain terms that this strike is not about money it's about respect it's about respecting seniority and allowing workers to follow their work when it's privatized it's about maintaining decent pensions and job security for long standing dedicated public service workers >>

Clip ID: 19960226CPCN001