CUPE Ontario will be mobilizing with the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions to restore their workers rights, with a stop in Fergus on Tuesday.
Protestors are scheduled to begin their demonstration at 11:00AM outside the constituency office of MPP Ted Arnott – as part of a series of “Restore Our Rights” protests held in front of Tory MPP offices across Ontario.
Fred Hahn is the President of CUPE Ontario and has been regularly attending the group’s protest rallies to support his membership.
He says the union group takes issue with Bill 195 – Ontario’s Reopening Bill – that was fast-tracked through legislature in early July.
The bill, which Ford called “one of the single most important pieces of legislation to protect the people of Ontario” allows the government to extend or amend emergency orders a month at a time, for up to two years – without being brought to Queen’s Park for debate.
That power, Hahn said, ultimately allows the government to suspend member access to their protected workplace rights – potentially indefinitely.