Horwath Calls for Executive Bonus Ban
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
August 20th, 2012 at 2:23pm
"In tough times, people want to see scarce dollars invested where they're needed most. They hear a lot of talk from government but see that the people who need breaks the least are the ones who keep getting them," said Horwath.
98 per cent of managers employed directly by the government in Ontario's public service received bonuses in 2011 costing the treasury $35.6 million. Many more are employed in the broader public sector. Horwath says New Democrats plan to introduce a Bill to put a freeze on bonuses during the current restraint period. The Bill would cover all managers in the broader public sector.
"Instead of political games and empty promises, this is a simple effective step that will make things a little more fair," said Horwath.