Mississauga and Brampton personal support workers will keep pay bump says premier

Published July 5, 2021 at 5:37 pm


Premier Doug Ford says personal support workers in Mississauga and Brampton will be able to keep their pandemic wage increase with others across Ontario.

Ford says it’s a “guarantee” that his government will keep the temporary $3 per hour wage bump for the workers who staff long-term care homes and similar facilities.

He did not provide further details.

A temporary $3 wage increase for personal support workers that was brought in during the pandemic has been extended until Aug. 23.

The pay bump has been in place since last October, affecting more than 158,000 workers in home care, long-term care, public hospitals and social services.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2021.

– with files from The Canadian Press

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