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Ontario teachers awarded additional pay to compensate for wage restraint law

That law capped salary increases for public sector workers to one per cent a year for three years.

Published Feb 9, 2024 at 9:30pm

The Canadian Press
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The Canadian Press
Ontario teachers awarded additional pay to compensate for wage restraint law
Public high school teachers and elementary teachers will get additional retroactive salary increases to compensate them for constrained wages under a law known as Bill 124. Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) headquarters is seen in Toronto, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)

Public high school teachers and elementary teachers will get additional retroactive salary increases to compensate them for constrained wages under a law known as Bill 124.

When the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation reached new contract deals with the provincial government they left some issues to be decided by an arbitrator.

The teachers and government agreed to an additional 0.75 per cent in each of the first two years of their previous contract in order to compensate for lost wages under Bill 124, but the amount for the third year was left to arbitration.

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