LETTER TO JOHN KERNAHAN ABOUT SOME CONCERNS FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP
June 26, 2005
Our members have approached us with some grave concerns about situations that have been and are currently happening within the Parks. Upon discussing these issues at our last General Membership meeting, over 100 members voted unanimously to take whatever steps necessary to combat the systematic loss of our jobs to contracting out, rental of our facilities to private operators and improper exclusions.
As an executive, we felt it was only fair to initiate our action with a letter to you voicing our concerns and to give you an opportunity to address them.
You have said on numerous occasions that you welcome input and wish to increase morale within the Parks.
We hope that you will act on our concerns in a timely manner and would be happy to meet with you at any time to elaborate on our issues.
The executive members would not like to take further measures. Our next membership meeting is approaching and we will be obligated to report our progress on this matter. We await your reply.
The executive of OPSEU Local 217.