Stop the Wage Freeze

“Have you made your donation to corporate profits yet?”

Understanding the McGuinty wage freeze

“Every single dollar OPSEU members give up through the wage freeze will go to the profits of companies like the Royal Bank of Canada, Rogers, and Imperial Oil”
 

Premier Dalton McGuinty wants more than one million hardworking Ontarians to accept a two-year wage freeze. When fully phased in, this freeze would save the government $1.8 billion a year. At the same time, though, the government is bringing in $2.4 billion a year in new corporate income tax cuts. In other words, every single dollar provincial public employees give up will go straight to the profits of companies like the Royal Bank of Canada, Rogers, and Imperial Oil.


Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union

This web site is designed to help you learn more about the McGuinty wage freeze and what you can do about it. First, read our brochure, “Have you made your donation to corporate profits yet?” Then calculate how much you stand to lose from the wage freeze. Then let your MPP know what you think. And be sure to keep up with campaign news by clicking on the “News and events” tab.

We all know Ontario faces many challenges, and OPSEU members are always ready to talk about ways to protect services and save jobs. But there’s just no reason why lab technologists, for example, or workplace safety inspectors should donate part of their wages to pad corporate profits and boost CEO bonuses. If the McGuinty government is serious about protecting public services, saving jobs, and paying down the deficit, it should do the smart thing and cancel the corporate tax cuts. That’s our message to the Premier, his ministers, and every MPP.

Link to the Stop the Wage Freeze.ca website

If    the Government plan goes through, this is how much these 41 people will loose over a 5 year period.

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