TORONTO, ON – Despite public outrage across the province, today the Ford government passed
Bill 47, undoing many of the provinces labour laws, cutting wages for the lowest earners and eliminating two paid sick days for those who don’t have the protection of a collective agreement.
“Last week, Ford’s government brought in tax cuts for the wealthiest people in our province and, today, they are making life much harder for workers and their families. That’s just wrong,” said Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario. “All across Ontario, workers and their families are struggling and, today, the Premier has made things worse. He keeps saying he is for ‘the people’ but, it is becoming increasingly clear, that is not the case.”