Unions request remedy for Bill 124

The five labour unions that represent most workers at Brock sent a letter to the President, Lesley Rigg, demanding a remedy response to the recent repeal of Bill 124. The bill, enacted in November 2019, restricted public sector workers’ wages to 1% increase a year for three years. Education labour unions challenged the constitutionality of the wage restraint that was then ruled unconstitutional by both Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, and repealed by the Ontario government in February 2024. The courts ruled Bill 124 infringed on the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining (section 2d of the Charter).