On Tuesday, December 20, OPSEU/SEFPO joined CUPE, SEIU Healthcare, ONA and Unifor to deliver their members’ message to Premier Ford: don’t repeal the Bill 124 decision.
On November 29, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the Ford government’s Bill 124 – the wage cap law – as unconstitutional. Now, health care workers are asking the Premier to accept the court’s decision and drop a costly and disrespectful appeal that will result in more health care staff leaving their jobs.
In addition to the holiday card drop, hospital staff across the province wore stickers saying “Bill 124 NO MORE” as a visible, silent protest against the PC’s intent to appeal the decision. They are jointly calling for the PC government to invest time and funding into working on staffing solutions along with their unions; not into fighting them in court.