Councillor Mammoliti wants better management of city workers, accuses union of ‘running the city’
VIDEO: (Oct. 16) Councillor Mammoliti accuses a city employee of sleeping on the job. The union though disputes those claims. Carey Marsden reports.
TORONTO – A city worker accused of sleeping on the job inside a North York community centre last week is just one of many similar incidents that should be better managed by city officials, says councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.
“Nobody should be falling asleep during the day, there’s no excuse for it,” Mammoliti told reporters during a press conference in front of the Carmine Stefano Community Centre on Monday. “I can tell you there’s a lot more at this centre.”
A package handed out during the press conference pointed to a number of similar cases at the community centre.
“Nothing has been done since 2009. I’m saying we have a problem with a level of service we’re providing,” he said.
A photo of an unidentified city worker was circulated to the media by Mammoliti’s office on Oct. 16 with his head down on a desk.
The snap shot was allegedly taken at 10:30 a.m. on the first floor of the North York community centre.
Mammoliti said the case is still under investigation by the city manager and a response will be forthcoming soon.
The union representing the worker called the photo released last week as nothing more than a “media stunt” and a “distraction” from real issues at city hall.
Meanwhile, the Ward 7 York West councillor lashed out at the union accusing them of “running the city.”
“I’m frustrated because we can’t manage it anymore. They are telling us what to do, they are threatening us,” Mammoliti said.
Mammoliti also encouraged the public to forward emails or photos to his office of any other city employee they feel isn’t doing their job.
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