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  • Ontario Passes Fair Wage Legislation to Protect Workers

    Ontario passed legislation today that will ensure people working in construction, building cleaning or security jobs under contracts with the government will be paid the fair, prevailing wage in those sectors.

    News Release | Labour

  • Government to Review Public Holiday Rules

    Ontario will conduct a review of the public holiday system under Part X of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) following feedback and discussions with stakeholders. The review will be conducted in 2018 by the Ministry of Labour and forms part of the Ontario government's on-going response to the Changing Workplaces Review (CWR), the first comprehensive review of the province's labour and employment legislation in a generation.

    Bulletin | Labour

  • Ontario Takes Action to Get York University Students Back in Class

    Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, enable thousands of York University students to resume their courses. The legislation would put an end to the deadlocked labour dispute and require York University to resume its normal operations. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ministers' Statement Regarding York University Strike

    Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development Mitzie Hunter issued the following statement today regarding the labour dispute at York University: 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario First Province to Pass Pay Transparency Legislation

    Ontario passed legislation today to increase transparency in hiring processes and give women more information when negotiating compensation that is equal to their male peers, making Ontario the first province in Canada to do so.  

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Increases Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

    Ontario is making it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers.

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Appoints Expert to Investigate Six-Week Strike

    Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn has appointed William Kaplan to conduct an Industrial Inquiry Commission to facilitate a resolution in the dispute involving CUPE Local 3903 and York University.

    News Release | Labour

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