Effective today, 29 City of Hamilton employees had their employment terminated for neglect of duties, time theft and/or breach of trust and another two employees received 30-day unpaid suspensions. A full investigation into this matter continues.
"Building trust and confidence in our services is critical to our collective work and we must be diligent in doing our work in an ethical and responsible way," said City Manager Chris Murray.
"This is an expectation that the community has of us. I believe what has transpired is serious and therefore requires immediate and significant action. I want to stress this is not a reflection on our entire work force. The vast majority of employees of the City are dedicated public servants, providing essential services to our community."
“We are taking this situation very seriously,” said Gerry Davis, General Manager of Public Works. “The inappropriate behaviour of this group of employees is very disappointing, but it is not reflective of all Public Works staff. Overall, Public Works is comprised of dedicated and faithful employees who take pride in the work they do to provide the services our community relies on.”