The Ontario Government announced today new legislation that calls for compensation restraints for both union and non-union employees employed in the Ontario public sector. If passed, the Protecting Public Services Act, 2012 (the “Act“), would affect approximately 480,000 workers in hospitals, universities, emergency services, and other government agencies.
The Act, which has the stated objective of eliminating the deficit while protecting the delivery of services, mandates a two (2) year period of wage restraint for affected union employees, a two (2) year wage freeze for certain non-union managers, and introduces a permanent salary cap for new executives at no more than double the Premier’s salary. Other highlights include:
A full version of the proposed legislation is available at:
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