60,000 hospital workers represented by CUPE and SEIU protest June 14, calling on the PC government to scrap its law limiting wage increases to 1% for each of the next 3 years. Inflation was 3.4% in April year over year.
Ontario’s ‘health care heroes’ can’t afford to accept large cuts to their real wages and believe that they should be able to bargain wage increases at least equal to inflation.
Quebec just signed contracts across the public sector, including in health, that provided wage increases of 2% a year for each of 3 years, with 1% lump sums in years 1 and 3.