So it looks like public sector union boss Sid Ryan isn’t going to hit Ontario with an illegal strike.
He probably finally realized that Ontarians wouldn’t look too kindly on him for pulling the plug on government services over an issue that is convoluted at best.
Yet his posturing is another timely reminder as to why we need to change the system.
And when I say “change the system”, I mean we need to end the “Double Monopoly” which gives union bosses like Ryan so much power.
And when I say “Double Monopoly” I mean the government has a monopoly on certain public services and public sector unions have a monopoly on the supply of labour for those services.
Hence every time a public union wants to pick a fight with the government they have the power to hold Ontarians hostage.
The solution is to end the monopoly.
That means whenever possible, government services should be contracted out or privatized.
It’s the only way to stop the Sid Ryans of the world from abusing their power.