ON Court of Appeal rules Bill 124 unconstitutional, ON will not appeal ruling

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently ruled that Bill 124, which placed a cap on salary increases for public sector workers in ON, is unconstitutional. The Government of Ontario has responded by affirming that it will take steps to repeal the bill. CBC reports that the appeal court said that the act is unconstitutional for workers that are represented by unions, given their rights afforded by collective bargaining. ON stated that it will take the necessary steps to repeal Bill 124 in its entirety and will “urgently introduce regulations to exempt non-unionized and non-associated workers from Bill 124 until it is repealed.” CUPE and OCUFA celebrated the news, which benefits the college and university staff that they represent.