It also indicates that city employees who are unable to work because of COVID-19 are advised to use sick pay, provided they meet the usage requirements. In a letter to the municipality, Sharon Rodgers of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) writes that other municipalities are still reducing cheques to workers stranded in their homes. Durham Region employees work department@oshawa/whitby-Depot stagnate when they choose to stay. Looks like a bunch of lunatics walking around the square. Maybe the city should save money by depositing them instead. One of the largest unions in Canada wants the City of Whitby to continue to pay its employees who cannot work because of the COVID situation.19 Is it fair that thousands of people have been laid off and that regional employees sit at home, do nothing and collect all the wages paid by taxpayers who have lost their jobs! Some employees really work from home, but contrary to what the OAC has reported, most do nothing! Maybe the area should produce production reports to see how many staff it really makes at home! What kind of rock. Management should be ashamed of being behind a fake CAD. . “I don`t understand how the denial of workers` income during a pandemic cooperates in any way [sic] or is accountable,” the letter says. “I would therefore encourage the City of Whitby to be the employer of choice, working with members, working collaboratively, responsible and respectful of its employees, and reminding laid-off members to be dedicated employees and perhaps feeling like they have an employer to look after them.” As this is disgusting, I cannot believe that they would treat their part-time employees this way at such a terrible time. It seems that the mayor is losing a few votes on this. Go show how scumy Whitby is doing it.
Rather confident that their salaries have already been included in the budget, which would make the difference to pay its employees… It was a sneaky way to save and Penny Squeeze. Prolly is not the right time to do it. I`m glad someone`s lighting this one up! Thanks to Durham News “This adds insult to injury and is regrettable,” Rogers concludes. It lists several local communities that pay their employees or find a job so they don`t miss a paycheck, including Ajax, Uxbridge, Pickering, Clarington, Cobourg and Durham Region. It is unfortunate that the city has decided to take the wages away from the workers who need it most. I imagine a lot of these people are in two or three jobs just to get by. My park is full of rubbish, now that the snow has cleared. Was there a way for these people to continue working before they were laid off? How did all our neighbouring cities find a way to keep everyone working, and we didn`t? It`s sad. “As you may know, some neighbouring employers have played a leadership role in income support, particularly for insecure workers,” the letter says.