Hudak Wants Stronger Wage-Freeze Bill
They want something stronger.
The Tories down at Queen's Park say they're not impressed with the proposed Liberal legislation for a two-year public sector wage freeze, pointing out the staggered approach to waiting for contracts to end is just too soft. PC leader Tim Hudak says he wants something immediate.
Last week, the McGuinty government revealed they wanted 481,000 broader public sector employees to freeze their pay over two years, but said they don't want to institute anything until union contracts are cover.
Tim Hudak says he's ready to rip up contracts to save the province money. He also underlines he would get rid of public sector jobs at the same time.
Hudak says he won't support what the Liberals unveiled.
While NDP leader Andrea Horwath says she isn't happy with the Liberals ideas, she's waiting to see the legislation tabled to decide whether or not she would support it.
This comes as the finance minister reveals he has written to both opposition leaders, asking them to send their ideas to him by October 9th so he can see what he can incorporate into his proposed legislation.