OPSEU/SEFPO in the news: Media coverage of Bill 124 announcement


OPSEU/SEFPO celebrated this week’s win for workers, alongside the labour movement and the 40+ applicants that filed a constitutional challenge against the Ford government’s Bill 124, as the Superior Court of Justice declared Bill 124 “void and of no effect”.

Bill 124, introduced by the Ford government in 2019, capped public sector workers’ wage increases in bargaining to one per cent – well below the rate of inflation. The unions argued that the bill violated workers’ right to freedom of association and substantially, and unjustifiably, interfered with collective bargaining rights. On Wednesday, Justice Markus Koehnen ruled in favour of the unions’ position.

Below is a roundup of the media coverage following the announcement:

CBC London Morning (radio) with Rebecca Zandbergen

CBC Metro Morning with Ismaila Alfa

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer on Zoomer Radio


Canadian Human Rights Reporter