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Lock Talk:  A Publication of the OPSEU Corrections Campaign

March 27, 2003

It's time to invest in the future

Over the last eight years, they've been there for us. When our current and previous ministers attacked us publicly, they've been there for us. When the government made our working conditions horrible, privatized our jobs and forced us out on two long strikes, they've been there for us. They've been out in public, standing strong beside us and speaking loudly and positively about us. It is time to return the favour.

MPPs Peter Kormos (NDP) and David Levac (Liberal) are both individuals who combine intellect and integrity with a knowledge, understanding and respect for the difficult job we do in corrections.

"Both Dave and Peter have altered their busy schedules on many occasions to help us out," says Barry Scanlon, "They've driven hours to appear at many of our events and then spent hours driving home afterward. Both of them are good listeners who have worked hard to understand our correctional system and its issues. We badly need these individuals to be re-elected."

The Tories want both of these men out of office. Peter and Dave need our help. In preparation for the upcoming election, we will be asking members who live in or near both of these ridings to volunteer their time to assist in the re-election campaigns. We are also asking all of our members to donate whatever money they can to the re-election campaigns of both Dave Levac and Peter Kormos.

A $100 donation will get you a $75 tax credit. Provincial Tax Credits are not a deduction against your income but a real credit against your tax payable. The credit is applied against the final tax payable line on your tax form. So, that $100 donation actually ends up costing you only $25 out of pocket.

"For less than the price of a case of beer, or the cost of a pair of tickets to the movies, we can help make sure that we continue to have a strong voice of support in the Ontario Legislature," Scanlon said. "Please, please give what you can. It's our future."

Although the OPSEU Executive Board has made a decision not to give funds to any incumbent Liberal MPPs, locals and individuals are still encouraged to do so.

To donate to David Levac's campaign, visit:
http://brant.ontarioliberal.com/RidingSite.jsp  

To donate to Peter Kormos' campaign, visit:
https://www.securewebexchange.com/ontariondp.on.ca/ondp/donation_part1.html  

When you donate, please include your full name and return address with your donation so a tax receipt can be sent to you.

Guelph picketer found innocent on St. Patrick's Day

A corrections bargaining unit member, assisting with picketing at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs during the OPS strike, was acquitted of criminal charges on March 17. The member was charged with mischief as a result of an incident on the picket line, but the judge who heard the case found that there was absolutely no evidence to indicate that any crime was committed.

"This individual went through hell for nine months while this ridiculous and unfounded charge was held over his head," said Barry Scanlon. "The charge should never have been laid in the first place. This reeks of political interference in the justice system."

The union will be seeking answers as to why the case against the member was allowed to proceed.

Ed wants your issues

A reminder to all local presidents and health and safety co-chairs that issues dealing with health and safety violations and concerns should be forwarded to the OPSEU Corrections Ministry Health and Safety Team chair, Ed Almeida. You can send the documents to Ed by fax at (905) 574-5704.

For campaign information, call Don Ford (ext. 442) at 1-800-268-7376 or (416) 443-8888.

e-mail: dford@opseu.org

Ontario Public Service Employees Union
100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 3P8
www.opseu.org

Original authorized for distribution by Leah Casselman, president.

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