Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has promised sanctions against the 100 or so SPVM officers who called in sick on Saturday morning.
All officers who called in absent will lose a sick day, Coderre said, adding the bill to pay for the overtime hours needed to fill the gap would be sent to Montreal’s police union.
“They can yell at me, they can boo me, they can talk against issues — that’s democracy, we can have some discussion,” he said. “But if they’re using tactics that will have a direct impact on the citizen, there will be consequences.”
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a third straight week last week, the latest indication the labor market recovery was gaining traction.
Other data on Thursday showed a spike in the cost of gasoline pushed up producer prices last month, but the lack of broad price pressures gives the Federal Reserve scope to maintain its very accommodative monetary policy stance even as the job market strengthens.
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Annual Shareholders Meeting Call
May 02, 2013 10:00 AM ET
Bill Currens - IR
Jim Rogers - President and CEO
Julie Janson - EVP and CLO
Phil Radford - Greenpeace