The Ontario Legislature has passed a bill capping public sector wage increases at an average one per cent per year for the next three years.
It’s called the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act.
The government says it reflects a balanced and collaborative approach to engaging with stakeholders and responding to their feedback.
Much of the feedback has not been good.
Education unions say the legislation tramples on collective bargaining rights and targets public sector workers with unfair austerity measures. They’re preparing a court challenge of the bill.
School boards, colleges and universities, hospitals and the Ontario Public Service are among those affected by the cap.
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