Ontario teachers agree to retroactive salary increases following Bill 124


Ontario has agreed to give public high school teachers and some elementary school education workers retroactive salary increases, to compensate them for constrained wages under a law known as Bill 124.
After ratifying a new contract last week, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario says the government has agreed to give its education workers an additional 0.75 per cent in salary increases for the first two years of the contract covered by the bill.
That 2019 law capped salary increases for public sector workers to one per cent a year for three years.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation says it has agreed to the same terms and will present a ``united front'' with the E-T-F-O when going to arbitration on the third-year remedy early next year.