City of Mississauga Mayor McCallion, the Peel Police and the Ministry of Labour have disgraced all of Mississauga, Ontario and Canada with their lack of action in regards to the Criminal Assault, Torture and Forcible Confinement abuses that have been taking place at the Mississauga Transportation and Works Department for at least 5 years.
Here's the story from the Toronto Star:
City saw video of workers being abused in 2009, McCallion says
Ministry of Labour investigators and Peel police took no action after viewing video of employees at Mississauga’s transportation and works department being tied up with duct tape, spanked until they were bruised and humiliated at the behest of one of their supervisors, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion says.
The mayor, speaking to reporters just minutes before testifying at an inquiry, said the city learned of the video in November 2009. Peel police and the Ministry of Labour began investigating, and the city launched its own independent probe.
The supervisor, Domenic Galamini, was disciplined by the city although McCallion did not say what action had been taken. She said the independent investigator concluded termination was not necessary.
Galamini is currently still at work.
Employee Alex Juani, who has been on stress leave from the transportation department since October, said employees inside the Mavis Rd. shop have been physically tormented for close to five years.
However, he said people were afraid of coming forward and reporting the abuse.
“It’s so serious, we fear for more than just our jobs. (We) fear for our safety, safety of the people I love,” he said.
All of these abuses were committed at the hands of Assistant Supervisor, Traffic Maintenance, Domenic Galamini (and his minions), who was listed on the Ontario Sunshine list under the City of Mississauga, as being paid $121,722.77, and receiving $249.21 in Taxable Benefits.
The City of Mississauga is paying this scumbag a six-figure salary to abuse, assault, torture, humiliate, and forcibly confine its employees? This is where the public's tax dollars are going?
And after all of these abuses came to light, instead of immediately firing Galamini and charging him with the countless criminal activities that he was committing, they continue to employ him, pay him that 6-figure Sunshine list salary, and still have countless workers who are under constant threat with him still working along side them?
Mayor McCallion is an absolute disgrace for allowing this to continue, and has shown her passiveness when it comes to taking care of her constituents. The Peel Police have once again shown their uselessness by doing absolutely nothing about this situation, even after it had been reported by the victims, evidence provided, even reported by the Mayor. The Ministry of Labour has shown its uselessness, as it has done nothing about this as well (what are they there for???).
Overall, we are seeing a pattern of uselessness, failure and non-concern for the poor workers who have taken this abuse at the hands of their sunshine list supervisor, and sadly, this truly represents the quality of services to expect from our Government.
Screenshot taken from Public Sector Salary Disclosure 2009 (Disclosure for 2008) : Municipalities and Services