Ontario jail workers sign deal with province

Wage increases to be decided by arbitration, as with other essential services staff
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/05/2016

Ontario's jail workers inked a deal with the province in January, narrowly averting a strike — and ensuring one won’t happen in the future.

As part of the new agreement with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents about 6,000 correctional workers, wage increases will be determined by arbitration, in the same manner as police or other essential service staff.