Image shows a healthcare worker in full PPE standing in a hospital hallway, looking at the screen of a tall piece of electronic equipment.

His comments come as the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) — which represents 55,000 education and other frontline workers in Ontario — held a news conference at Queen’s Park to call for an end to the controversial bill, which also limits the wages of those working in the province’s health-care system.

“In light of historic inflation, currently at 7.7 per cent, that [one per cent wage increase] amounts to an unacceptable wage cut. This means that frontline workers – like PSWs, RPNs, caretakers at Universities, and so many others—are now struggling to make ends meet let alone get ahead,” the union said in a news release.

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