OFL to address cap on public sector wage hikes

The Ontario Federation of Labour has a news conference set for 12:30 this afternoon to address the Ford government's decision to put a cap on public sector wage hikes.

OFL President Chris Buckely says “The announcement of a cap on compensation increases is the government letting workers take the fall for its revenue problems once again. This government has cancelled cap and trade, given massive tax breaks to the rich, is spending billions cancelling contracts like the Beer Store, and has the audacity to cry poor."

The province introduced legislation yesterday capping public sector wage increased to one percent for three years.

The move affects teachers and staff at colleges and universities as well as hospital workers.