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Peterborough Regional Health Centre clerical workers will have wages frozen

November 28, 2018

A group of 244 unionized clerical workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre will have their wages frozen for the next five to eight years after a re-evaluation of their jobs — a move that the union president calls “unconscionable” and has vowed to fight, while the hospital says the re-evaluation was long overdue and done “objectively”.

Warren “Smokey” Thomas, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), said in a phone interview from Toronto on Tuesday that he doesn’t buy for a moment this idea that the job evaluations were impartially done.

“It’s just about one of the worst things I’ve seen an employer do,” he said, adding that “at the very minimum” the union will file grievances.

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The Peterborough and District Labour Council (PDLC) is the central body of union locals in the Peterborough area (Peterborough County plus Omemee) who are affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

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