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Ontario restraint bill much more than two-year wage freeze

An article written by Thomas Walkom PHD, Toronto Star national affairs columnist tells us how proposed legislation would give Ontario’s cabinet wartime -style powers over public workers until at least 2018, telling us what we are going to be entitled or not entitled to.

Article Highlights:

-If approved by legislature, the Protecting Public Service bill would allow the government to not just freeze the wages it pays to unionized employees-but roll them back.

-It would give cabinet the power to scrap or modify salary grids-as it has already done with the province’s teachers.

-The government would also be able to unilaterally change or eliminate any non-wage benefits unionized public sector workers now receive.

-The bill would bar unions from either striking or appealing such decisions to the courts.

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1263939–walkom-ontario-restraint-bill-much-more-than-two-year-wage-freeze

Here is the link to the proposed bill, which if passed, will implement measures concerning restraint in the public sector: Protecting Public Service Act 2012:

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/savings/protecting.html

Please take a minute and let your MPP know you are not going to sit by while the Ontario Governments strips you of your constitutional rights, bargaining protection etc.

MPP address and Contact Information

http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/member_addresses.do?locale=en

 

 

 

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