Jun 10, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
Last Wednesday, President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy of the Ontario Progressive Conservative government introduced Bill 124 – the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act.
Through this legislation, the government would be able to cap the salaries of public sector employees in Ontario by one percent annually over the next three years.
Due to the Ford government’s recess, the bill cannot become law until the fall unless there is an emergency session next month or in August.
The legislation would impact more than one-million public sector employees in schools, universities and colleges, hospital and long-term care facilities.
The average public sector employees makes 64-thousand-a-year.
This proposed wage cap does not apply to doctors.
Libby speaks with President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy about the proposed legislation and Harvey Bischof, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation.