Randall Denley: Nurses complain about their raise while other Ontarians are losing their jobs

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/randall-denley-nurses-complain-about-their-raise-while-other-ontarians-are-losing-their-jobs/wcm/ce4f51c3-b255-4968-8efe-4c7cc32888cf/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Ontario’s registered nurses are furious with the one-per-cent pay increase they just received. After all they have done during the COVID-19 pandemic, the phrase “slap in the face” summarizes their reaction, and nurses are flooding Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office with emails, demanding that they be given a bigger raise. The Ontario Nurses Association says the issue is one of “equity, fairness and respect.” It’s not difficult to see why the nurses consider the one-per-cent raise to be paltry. It is. It’s also the amount the government has legislated as an annual increase for the broader public sector for three years.