Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 – which became law in November 2019 – was yet another reflection of this government’s disregard for public sector workers. Unifor, along with other unions in the province, has launched a constitutional challenge to Bill 124, as the government has made it impossible for unions to engage in free and fair collective bargaining.
Unifor was the first union in Ontario to make a public demand for Pandemic Pay on April 17, 2020 launching a video and an online petition. Our position has been that any worker who is subject to the Emergency Orders should receive pandemic pay.
We are extremely disappointed that many workers are excluded from the pandemic pay, especially in the hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes and EMS. It seems unthinkable that some frontline workers are excluded from the pandemic pay, even while some have been self-isolating, going weeks without seeing their families to protect them.
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