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Clarification about union wages needed - Wyman MacKinnon

I feel compelled to write this letter in regards to the city's $100,000 club. It seems every year when this list comes out that paranoia runs supreme at City Hall.

I feel compelled to write this letter in regards to the city's $100,000 club.

It seems every year when this list comes out that paranoia runs supreme at City Hall. City CAO Mark Mieto wrote letters to the newspapers making certain statements, one being that several of these positions were unionized  employees.

Human Resources Director Patrick Thompson appeared on the CBC radio morning show and echoed Mieto's statements.

I want to make it abundantly clear to the taxpaying public (which we are also) that not one union member of CUPE Local 4705, of which there are approximately 1,400, makes $100,000 a year.

When you see city workers plowing your roads at all hours, work crews repairing our worn-out infrastructures, paramedics rushing heart attack victims to the hospitals, workers in raw sewage treatment and water plants, or any of our unionized city workers who go above and beyond to ensure this city works, remember that not one of them makes $100,000.

I just felt it was very important that I set the record straight on this issue. Oh, and by the way, I make nowhere near a $100,000 a year either.

Wyman MacKinnon
President CUPE and its Local 4705
Regional Vice President,
 CUPE National
Northern Ontario




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