The king is dead, long live the king

Earlier, Public Eye reported respected public service agency associate deputy minister Ron McEachern had been jettisoned from his job as the province's top labour negotiator, representing employer-side interests in negotiations with civil service unions. And now it seems the government has decided on a replacement. Welcome aboard assistant deputy minister of employee relations Paul Straszak. Not exactly a household name - yet. But British Columbia Rail Ltd. workers will remember him as being the former Crown corporation's director of labour relations, responsible for stickhandling employee-related aspects of the privatization deal.

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