Wages to be capped for public sector
workers in Ontario

New finance minister says eight per cent increase over two years, like the one contracted to Toronto teachers earlier this year, is unrealistic
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The Ontario government plans to introduce a cap on the wages of nearly a million workers in the public sector, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in a speech to the Mississauga Board of Trade this week.

"There seems to be an expectation that when the government is the boss, money is no object," he said. "This is not the case.

"The recent settlement with Toronto elementary teachers is case in point. Their eight per cent salary increase over two years should not set the bar. It will not set the bar. Eight per cent is totally unrealistic."