NDP Critic calls on Premier to eliminate systemic inequities for BPS Youth Correctional workers


On June 6, during Question Period, Monique Taylor, MPP for Hamilton Mountain and ONDP Critic for the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, raised concerns over health and safety and the lack of WSIB coverage for Youth Corrections Workers in the Broader Public Service (BPS). Taylor called on the Premier to commit to eliminating systemic inequities and to ensure all youth correctional workers receive the same rights, benefits and protections.

In his response, the Government House Leader, Hon. Paul Calandra, dodged the question, responding that, “the government is always looking at ways of improving conditions for the people that work for us.” Members of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Sector 7 BPS Corrections Divisional Executive attended Question Period for this exchange.

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