Two unions join forces to battle Doug Ford's "destructive agenda"

Queen's Park

Two of Canada's biggest unions plan to join forces against what they call Ontario Premier Doug Ford's ``destructive agenda.''

The alliance between Unifor and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union comes in the wake of Ford's comments about the pending closure of a General Motors plant in Oshawa.

Ford said last week there's nothing his government can do to convince the automaker to change course, adding the company's president had told him, ``The ship has already left the dock.''

In a statement Sunday afternoon, OPSEU president Warren ``Smokey'' Thomas says such ``flip comments ... are not good enough for Ontarians.''

He says the unions will lobby the government to ``re-invest in public services,'' and ask Ford himself to encourage employers to create ``good stable jobs.''

The premier's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.