Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong is fighting the good fight in attempting to allow the City to hire students at reasonable rates to help pick up litter this summer.
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This past summer, the City had to pay an already inflated rate of $15.00 an hour. Since then, negotiations with the union (CUPE) have even take this modicum of flexibility.
The union say it might consider allowing a lower paying role for students but not one that would "actually involve picking up litter". That great sucking sound gets louder each day as CUPE more and more brazenly exercises its hegemony over the willfully supplicant Mayor Miller and cabal.