Billboards take goal at Invoice 124, Ford authorities’s intention to enchantment court docket ruling

Billboards take goal at Invoice 124, Ford authorities’s intention to enchantment court docket ruling

Billboards bought by a public sector union are taking goal at Invoice 124 and the Ford authorities’s intention to enchantment a court docket ruling that struck down the controversial wage-capping regulation.

The Skilled Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) stated Thursday that it has bought billboards in “key areas,” together with the driving represented by Well being Minister Sylvia Jones.

PIPSC, which has 70,000 members throughout the nation and represents some Ontario health-care staff, medical physicists, and IT professionals impacted by Invoice 124, stated the billboards have been launched in response to the Nov. 29 court docket ruling.

“Repeal Invoice 124,” the billboards say. “Respect frontline staff.”

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Teams representing about 780,000 public sector staff had challenged the constitutionality of the regulation handed in 2019, which capped wage will increase at one per cent per yr for public sector workers over three years.

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The choose who struck down the invoice stated that it was unconstitutional because it infringes on rights to freedom of affiliation and collective bargaining.

The province argued the regulation didn’t infringe constitutional rights, saying the constitution solely protects the method of bargaining, not the end result. It stated the invoice was a time-limited method to assist remove the deficit.

The court docket resolution didn’t embody what treatments the unions, and public sector staff they characterize, could also be due. That call can be made at a later listening to.

The Ford authorities stated it can enchantment the ruling.

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Ontario intends to enchantment court docket resolution that struck down Invoice 124

However Jennifer Carr, the president of PIPSC, stated the court docket gave a “decisive judgement.”

“These billboards are a reminder that not solely does the general public stand behind frontline staff in opposition to this disrespectful, wage-slashing regulation – however now, so do the courts,” Carr stated.

“Given the court docket resolution, the work frontline staff do to maintain this province operating, and the overwhelming help from Ontarians, the Ford authorities should forgo an enchantment and repeal Invoice 124.”

— With recordsdata from The Canadian Press, Isaac Callan and Colin D’Mello

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The union stated the billboards have been launched in “key areas.”


Handout / Skilled Institute of the Public Service of Canada

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