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“Repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario Holds Press Conference With Frontline Workers

June 29, 2022 GMT

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 29, 2022--

Tomorrow, Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, will join with three frontline workers to launch a renewed campaign to repeal Bill 124, the Charter-violating legislation that capped total compensation, including wages, for public sector workers to only 1 per cent.

In light of historic inflation, currently at 7.7%, that amounts to an unacceptable wage cut. This means that frontline workers – like PSWs, RPNs, caretakers at Universities, and so many others – are now struggling to make ends meet, let alone get ahead.

“I’m a strong believer when you get inflation, we’ve got to treat people fairly,” Ford said to reporters the day after the election. “We’re going to sit down and negotiate fairly with…no matter what union it is.”

“Well, now’s the time to hold Ford to this,” says Hahn. “Now’s the time to repeal Bill 124.”

WHO: Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario; Fredrica Pottinger, developmental service worker and member of CUPE Local 2191; Lisa Barker, RPN and member of CUPE Local 1943; and Allan James, representing service worker at the University of Toronto and President of CUPE Local 3261.

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WHAT: Members representing many sectors of CUPE Ontario – healthcare, social services, and Universities – are coordinating to call on the Ford Conservatives to repeal Bill 124, the Constitution-violating legislation which caps total compensation, including wages, for public sector workers to only 1 per cent.

WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

WHERE: Queen’s Park media studio. Reporters can also watch the press conference here: https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/video/media-studio. Call or email Daniel Tseghay at 647-220-9739 or dtseghay@cupe.ca.

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CONTACT: Daniel Tseghay

Communications Representative, CUPE

dtseghay@cupe.ca| 647-220-9739

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT STATE/LOCAL ELECTIONS/CAMPAIGNS

SOURCE: Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario

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