Ontario to cap public-sector wages

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/03/2001

Almost one million public-sector workers in Ontario will have their salaries capped in a get-tough move by the province.

The Premier has already warned public-sector unions to back off on demands for wage increases if the province is to escape unscathed by an economic downturn.

The recent warnings come on the heels of last year’s endorsement by the province of a two-per-cent wage hike for public- sector workers.