Saturday, July 16, 2005


It's all about the disabled and the elderly and the children right?

A $59-million annual government funding boost for services to help developmentally challenged adults in Ontario is good but even more is needed, observers said yesterday.
Well, it sounds good anyway and helps at the trough table:
The announcement comes in the wake of recent wage disputes and the threat of labour disruption in community agencies that provide services for adults with developmental disabilities.

[..] There's a disparity of close to 25 per cent between wages at agencies such as CLL and at similar public-sector jobs in health and education, Hamilton said.

"We don't expect to get rich. We expect to make a living, and we don't," said Denise Sands, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 144.