While over a hundred SEIU members at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre rallied against Doug Ford’s anti-worker laws, the Ontario Superior Court ruled Bill 124 unconstitutional!
This is a win for ALL workers. And a message to the government: keep your hands off our rights to bargain a fair collective agreement.
When Premier Doug Ford passed his anti-worker legislation in 2019, SEIU Healthcare and ten other unions representing over 250,000 public sector employees took coordinated action to challenge Bill 124 in court.
We organized hundreds of rallies, continued to call on MPPs, held press conferences, signed petitions, and shared how much Bill 124 hurt workers like you on the frontline every chance we got.
Shortly after the announcement, SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart spoke on CP24 about why this is a big win for workers.
We expect the Ford government to appeal the court’s decision. That means that in 2023, we must continue to pressure Ford and employers. Ford is not for the people, and he does not have your back. We need to do everything we can to fight back and hold him accountable for his unjust actions.