Najib Soufian, LCS LCAT Coordinator, and Andria Babbington, President of Toronto & York Region Labour Council, in front of CNE entrance gates.
OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 TSSA safety inspectors need your support! They have been on #strikeforsafety for over 3 weeks with an employer who shows no sign of coming back to the bargaining table after walking away on July 20. Instead of working with safety inspectors to negotiate a first contract and respecting the bargaining process, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is putting public safety at risk and putting all their efforts into union-busting.
Andria Babbington, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council, in solidarity with the OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 TSSA Safety Inspectors.
The TSSA operates on behalf of the government of Ontario, under the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery, and the Minister appoints the Chair and Vice-Chair of its Board.
Minister Kaleed Rasheed has claimed that he cannot intervene in getting the TSSA back to the bargaining table – that he can take no action. The Minister cannot wipe his hands clean of his responsibility to ensure that the agency responsible for enforcing the safety standards act is operating safely.