How Ontario is limiting wage increases, paid sick days for front-line workers

At any time, but particularly during a pandemic, imposing limits on workers' ability to bargain for fair wages and better benefits is "unconstitutional," say union leaders.

Ontario's Bill 124, passed into law in November 2019, is the subject of an ongoing constitutional challenge brought forward by a coalition of 40 unions and labour associations. The "Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining" announced in a press conference last week that it had filed evidence to support its legal challenge of the provincial legislation.

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