Dear Dr. Blouw,
Thank you for your response. I find it interesting that you only state custodians would not be laid off as a result of “contracting out”, but make no other mention of other ways traditionally used to lay off employees. Most notably, using the excuse of BUDGET CUTS, then hiring a third party company to perform the same work. Just because you’re not laying someone off due to contracting out, does not mean that the 67 custodians have a secure job. Do the right thing and secure the jobs of these hard working 67 people. Their families depend on it. As an alumni of WLU, I am saddened to hear that the University I attended in order to get a good job, is taking measures to get rid of the good jobs they provide to residents of Waterloo Region. Shame.
Amy M. Class of ’05