Virtual Rally to Repeal Bill 124
May 19, 2021
Ontario nurses and health-care professionals are demanding that the Ford PC government repeal Bill 124, the wage-suppression legislation that targets women-dominated professions and takes away the right to freely negotiate fair wages. It also exempts male-dominated professions, such as police and firefighters, further showing the Ford government’s disrespect for women.
For more than a year, nurses and health-care professionals have been on the front lines showing up every day to care for patients and their families during this pandemic. They are burning out. Despite this, Premier Ford continues to devalue nursing and care work. Nurses and health-care professionals deserve respect. This bill is just a tactic to suppress a pay increase that does not keep up with inflation. Declining wages are driving nurses and health-care professionals away from their professions.
The Ford government seems to be picking and choosing who is worthy of receiving recognition. Nurses and health-care professionals deserve a fair wage increase too! This year’s hospital collective bargaining arbitration decision will be released by the arbitrator at the end of May or in June. With Premier Ford’s Bill 124 still law, it is likely that we will not achieve more than a one per cent wage increase. It is past time for this government to repeal Bill 124.
Join the movement of nurses, health-care professionals and public supporters that are demanding respect, fair wages and the right to freely negotiate.
Stand up, participate and be counted at ONA's Virtual Rally to Repeal Bill 124 Now!
Join us Friday, May 28 from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Register Here!
Let’s turn up the heat and raise your voice alongside hundreds of nurses and health-care professionals. We'll hear directly from ONA leaders, nurses, health-care professionals, union leaders, politicians and others.
We will be taking actions together during the rally to pressure the Ford government to repeal Bill 124.
Watch the livestream at http://www.facebook.com/OntarioNurses Media will be invited to attend. Let’s seize this important moment before the release of the arbitration award to exercise our power as 68,000 strong and show Premier Ford that we have had enough.
Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.