On June 2, 2022, Ontario voters re-elected the Ford Conservatives. While this is not the result we were hoping for, it is the reality we face together. We must continue our fight for fair wage increases for our members.
June 2022 marks the 3rd anniversary of Ford’s Bill 124. Bill 124 limits collective bargaining wage increases to 1% per year for 3 years for all Ontario public servants. This includes essential hospital workers.
We refuse to accept Bill 124.
“My top priority is restoring the right to bargain a fair collective agreement.” said President Jennifer Carr, “Our members have worked tirelessly to provide care and treatment for vulnerable patients throughout the pandemic – Bill 124 completely ignores their hard work.”
We are working with the Ontario Federations of Labour, other unions to challenge this bill. We have also supported the Ontario Health Coaltion’s efforts to raise awareness healthcare privatization throughout the election campaign. Together we are fighting to restore collective bargaining rights through a constitutional challenge to Bill 124.
Our members have provided essential services to Ontarians. We will not stop fighting for you until you get the respect, and wages, you deserve.