Monday, April 20, 2009

Whistleblower's Tip Line Useless: Union

A blue collar worker rejoins two colleagues after the trio stopped to look at an alley entrance (or perhaps verify if they were being followed) after driving in circles for over an hour in Montreal's Plateau district in March 2006. Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay said April 19, 2008 the city will set up a telephone tip line so the city's 22,000 workers can report fraud or conflicts of interest.Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - A planned whistleblower hotline for city of Montreal workers will be useless, the head of the blue-collar workers’ union predicts.

“None of my members will use this,” Michel Parent told The Gazette yesterday.

“They would be found out,” he added about the planned tip line for the city’s 22,000 blue- and white-collar workers to report fraud and conflicts of interest in their workplaces.

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