The threated unofficial walkout by over 100,000 Canadian public sector workers over pensions has been postponed - probably until next week.
Public service union CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan said yesterday that he had not been contacted by the government since the strike warning was given
"With the Liberals laughing at my members in the House today, I think that's a good indication that they've no intention of meeting our demands," Ryan said. "If that happens, there's nothing surer than there'll be a strike."
Public sector workers are set to walk off the job as early as Monday night, an illegal strike that would cripple government services in the province. The action is in response to a Bill which would break up workers' pension schemes.
Strangely from a British point of view, the union the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) seems to be leading the action.
The Canadian Globe and Mail reported:
Sid Ryan, Ontario president of the CUPE, said yesterday that union members at schools could be expected to form picket lines at their buildings. Also affected would be garbage collection, snow removal and access to city hall.