Meow everyone, its no secret that there are very few people I have a strong dislike for. However, one person does have a very special place in my little black book of those I detest . ( really, my list of very small ) Sid Ryan who bullied his way to the dictatorship of the Ontario Federation of Labor, holds one of those few coveted spots in my said black book.
For those who have been fortunate thus far to avoid hearing his name ( I envy you ) , Here is the Sid Ryan you should know about :
” … So Sid Ryan is “thinking” about running for President of the Ontario Federation of Labour! Think about the Days of Action in 1996, when Sid and his leftist buddies bussed in people from all over Ontario and even the States to try to close down Toronto, in an illegal “strike”. … ”
” …Think about Sid’s twinning CUPE Ontario with the notorious OCAP, responsible for trashing Jim Flaherty’s office in Whitby and causing major disturbances at Queen’s Park. … ”
” … Think about Ryan’s attempts to take over the OMERS pension fund, and the political and economic power that would flow from that. Despite almost 20 years as the CUPE Ontario boss, he has never submitted to an open vote by all the CUPE members in Ontario; he holds office by virtue of delegates, overwhelmingly selected from the NDP-Marxist activists and social workers who swarm all over CUPE, bleeding it dry of the funds needed for bargaining and enforcing the collective agreement. And always remember, it’s the leftists who have caused the most damage to the labour movement. … ”
” … Ryan locked out an employee from her office and threatened and intimidated employees. … “
Here is what other union leader think of the slimy one :
” …( Buzz ) Hargrove, though, is an equal opportunity critic. He peels strips off left-wing figures such as Jack Layton, Bob Rae and Sid Ryan – calling them arrogant and politically naive … “
Under Ryans dictatorship, the OFL has been under increased pressure to curb its wild spending. We know Ryan loves to spend other peoples money, after all, he , eeerrrr, I mean YOU paid for Occupy Toronto to destroy a city park and turn it in to a new toxic waste site in the heart of down town Toronto .
This story, however, is not about Sid Ryan bullying, his spending habits or his utter lack of intelligence. It is, however, about his well known hypocrisy and bold faced lies. The government has passed legislation recently allowing our security agencies to do monitoring of certain groups, and people. I have very little doubt that Ryan and his merry band of bimbo’s at the OFL are on that list. Joel Duff, I am sure you are on the front page of that list . 🙂 Have a look at how Sidewinder Sid Ryan claims to be totally against this spy bill :
BUT wait, have you seen this :
” … OFL president Sid Ryan confirmed a grievance has been filed by a staff member with respect to the camera. He says he was told cameras were installed in the building “for security reasons” but says he had no idea there was a hidden camera in the reception area until it was discovered by a staff member this summer.
Ryan blames former president Wayne Samuelson’s administration for installing the camera, but Samuelson told the Star: “I know one thing — it was not me. I never put in any secret cameras. It’s not something I would ever do. It’s not in my DNA.”
Samuelson, who was president from 1997 until 2009, when Ryan was elected, produced an OFL invoice that he says suggests the “spy” camera was purchased and installed long after he left office.
“It was put in under his (Ryan’s) watch . . . and at the end of the day he (Ryan) spends half of his life blaming me for stuff,” Samuelson said. “It’s an interesting story, the Ontario Federation of Labour using spy cameras.”
Ryan said the invoice appears to be for a new monitoring system that he says has nothing to do with the camera in the exit sign.
Said Ryan: “I had zero knowledge of a hidden camera in our office . . . it was installed before I became president.”
He provided the Star a letter said to be written by a former building superintendant, which said: “I . . . was authorized/instructed by Wayne Samuelson about eight years ago to install cameras in the building.”
There is no mention in the letter of instructions to hide the camera in the exit sign.
Upon discovery of the camera, Nancy Hutchison, the OFL secretary-treasurer, wrote a memo to OFL executive board members regarding the results of a preliminary investigation she conducted.
“Staff members were visibly upset and distraught as a result of the discovery of a concealed surveillance camera, which they had no knowledge of in their workplace,” wrote Hutchison.
“Many of the federation staff are now experiencing anxiety and stress due to this discovery. One member left work” and was “unable to continue working” due to a “loss of privacy, trust and feeling of being violated,” stated Hutchison, who refused to speak to the Star about her investigation.
The Star learned this staff member was off work for about three weeks, starting July 7.
Hutchison confirmed in her memo the camera was live.
Patty Clancy, a staff representative for the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE), said the discovery of the camera was a complete surprise and added the matter is being dealt with through the collective agreement.
The camera, which was pointed at the main doors to the office and the reception desk, has since been removed. The hole is now covered by black tape, Ryan said.
OFL’s Hutchison said in her memo as a result of her investigation she confirmed that Ryan was aware of the concealed camera.
“Sid informed me . . . he has known about the camera since 2010,” she stated.
But Ryan said in an interview that he was made aware there was a security system at the OFL after being elected president, but was not made aware of the hidden camera.
During a tour of the OFL building in 2009, after he was elected president, Ryan said the office administrator told him there was “a security room in the building where there are cameras outside and various cameras around the building.”
He said the administrator also said “there is a camera trained on the door of the OFL office in the reception area because there were intruders coming in and harassing the staff.”
“That was as much as I was told,” he said.
However, he said he was unaware there was a hidden camera in the reception area.
Toronto employment lawyer Natalie MacDonald, an expert in workplace issues with Rudner MacDonald law firm, told the Star an employer must have a legitimate reason for installing a secret camera to monitor staff to deal with such things as recurring theft.
“They really have to have a lawful justification for doing so . . . employers must in fact be acting in good faith in order to hide a camera,” MacDonald said.
“If they don’t have a good reason and they are just trying to spy on their employees, that’s when you get into an argument that it could be a poisoned workplace, and you could find the employer in a situation where they are being sued,” she said.
The discovery of the camera and subsequent fallout is seen by some as exacerbating the growing rift among current and former OFL presidents and the various member unions, who are divided on whether Ryan, the former Ontario president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and unsuccessful political candidate, should stay on as OFL head.
Ryan said the fact the Star received another so-called brown envelope with respect to OFL matters is further proof there is a concerted smear campaign to undermine him as he heads into convention later this year where he will seek re-election.
“Part of this story is somebody is leaking you confidential financial information in a concerted campaign to sully my good name and try to connect me into things I have not done. This is the second or third confidential financial document you have received in a very short period of time. You must ask yourself what is the agenda here and am I being used to further an agenda against the president of the OFL,” Ryan said.
Earlier this year, the Star revealed the troubled OFL is so cash-strapped that a financial administrator has been assigned to oversee its affairs.
During her investigation into the hidden camera, Hutchison also stated in her memo she was told Gord Wilson, OFL president from 1986 to 1997, had it installed — an accusation she said Wilson denied.
“Gord was adamant he did no such thing and questioned if the technology would have even existed during his tenure,” she wrote.
Wilson told the Star there are a lot of ways to determine whether employees are doing their jobs properly without resorting to spying on them.
“It certainly wasn’t done in my time and I don’t believe Samuelson would have done it, so you can draw your own conclusions,” he said. … “
WHAT, Sid the scum bag Ryan KNEW about this camera since 2010 ? I wonder , where else did this treacherous weasel put cameras. Sid, did you place them in washrooms? Private areas ? Maybe about work stations? Sid, did you place key loggers on you staffs key boards as well? Sid, , I though you hated this spy bill, yet, by your own admission, you spied on your own staff since 2010 . I don’t know but you have reached a whole new level of scummbaggery that may be in a class by itself.
To those of you who are unions ( I feel sorry for you ) , this is where you unions dues go. How confident can you be that this walking excuse for a bio-hazard is not spying on YOU? This guy bullies those who oppose him, assaults people who get near him ( he has done this during the porter airline strike and at occupy Toronto to media ) , uses his goon squad to assault others , ( Joel Duff … below …. being one of those pathetic goons ) , and now spies on his own staff. Sid, claims to want a safe work environment yet he actually CREATES a very toxic on right in his own space .
“Many of the federation staff are now experiencing anxiety and stress due to this discovery. One member left work” and was “unable to continue working” due to a “loss of privacy, trust and feeling of being violated,”
“Staff members were visibly upset and distraught as a result of the discovery of a concealed surveillance camera, which they had no knowledge of in their workplace,”
” … ( Nancy ) Hutchison confirmed in her memo the camera was live. …. ”
Nancy were you in on this too ?
THIS is the OFL, THIS IS Sid Ryan. THIS is where you union dues are going. THIS is what the NDP party stands for , as Scum Bag Sid is a supporter of this party, and this party supports him.