Premier Doug Ford Visits St. Joes Vaccination Clinic

St. Joseph’s recently hosted the Premier of Ontario, who toured the hospital to thank staff for their contribution during Covid.
While the kind and generous words from Premier Doug Ford are certainly appreciated, many of the staff are struck by the fact that his government has limited their wage increases to 1% a year for 3 years, at a time when inflation is over 3%- meaning real wage cuts for them of over 2% in the first year alone. This makes the words of thanks seem insincere.
If Doug Ford is sincerely grateful to health care workers, he will allow us to bargain wage increases that at least protect our incomes from being cut and he will end the emergency orders that over-ride key parts of our contracts.
Santo Cimino
President Local 786