Ford government sides with business lobby over working people with “Making Ontario Open for Business Act”

- October 24, 2018

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Unifor condemns the provincial government’s plan to claw back workers’ rights and protections.

“Fair scheduling, equal pay for equal work, paid sick days. These rights are not frivolous – they are practical, minimum standard for fairness. Standards that help grow good jobs and keep workers safe,” Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This Act is a direct attack on millions of workers, backed up by an imaginary crisis.”

The proposed legislation caves to demands by big business, including eliminating protection for part-time and temporary workers to be paid fairly, cancelling the promised increase to $15 an hour minimum wage, slashing paid leave for workers who experience illness and crisis.

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