Bill 124 Repealed: UFCW and Union Coalition Defeat Ford Government at Court of Appeal

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February 23, 2024

Bill 124 repealed by Ford government: PCs lose their appeal of a 2022 decision that deemed that legislation unconstitutional.

Bill 124 Repealed!

Since 2019, UFCW has led the fight against the Ford Government’s Bill 124. The legislation in Bill 124 capped wage increases for many of our members and interfered with their right to collective bargaining.

Along with a coalition of trade unions, UFCW mobilized our members, challenged employers, and ultimately brought the successful court challenge that struck down the anti-constitutional legislation.

On February 12, 2024, the Court of Appeal recognized that Bill 124 prevented workers, “many of whom are women, racialized and/or low-income earners,” from having the ability to negotiate for better compensation or even better working conditions. It found what UFCW has long argued: Bill 124 “cannot be justified.”

As a result, on February 23, 2024, the Ford Government repealed its own legislation.

Your union will continue to battle for fair pay and will always challenge any attempt to limit or interfere with the constitutional rights of our members and working people.

Learn more about Bill 124 and the financial impact it had on many public sector workers in the province.

Members with questions or concerns about how this news will impact their collective agreement or bargaining should contact their Union Representative.

Learn more about the 2022 court decision that deemed Bill 124 unconstitutional.

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