Governments should consider “fiscal blowback” before they commit to outsourcing jobs

March 5, 2012

An op- ed in the Toronto star is critical of Toronto City council’s proposal to outsource cleaning jobs. Outsourcing jobs would mean a drastic pay cut for hard working cleaning staff and a whole host of problems including unforeseen fiscal costs :”the costs of tendering, supervision and compliance; severance costs for displaced workers; profit margins captured by suppliers; and the costs of unexpected or irregular cleaning functions not covered in standard contracts.” Read piece in the Toronto Star.