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Austerity, Unions and Our Future: Get informed!
Attacks on unions, reductions in public services, and cuts to public service workers' contracts have become the preferred strategies of those who want to reduce deficits. Many are promoting the idea that deficit reduction and austerity measures can be achieved by curtailing the role of unions, and cutting wages and benefits of public service workers.The following fact sheets will help ETFO members understand that there are more alternatives for getting Ontario’s economy back on track than austerity measures, such as addressing corporate tax cuts. They are meant to help stimulate discussion around the role of public services and unions with friends, neighbours, and colleagues.