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Ford Just Announced The New Pay Raise For PSWs Is Here To Stay For Good

"It's a guarantee, we're going to do it."

Toronto Staff Writer

Ford Just Announced The New Pay Raise For PSWs Is Here To ...

Premier Doug Ford just announced that the pay increase for personal support workers (PSWs) will remain in place permanently.

In a press conference on Monday, Ford stated that PSWs could expect to see a $3 an hour increase for good. "It's a guarantee, we're going to do it," said Ford.

The wage increase was initially brought on as a temporary measure during COVID-19, with a current expiry date of August 23, 2021.

Over 150,000 personal support workers' pay was increased by $3 per hour with the exception of workers in public hospitals who received a $2 per hour increase.

"I've always said, folks, PSWs are over-worked, under-paid and they deserve every single penny times 10. So we're going to keep that in place, the $3 an hour pay for them," Ford stated.

    Brooke Houghton
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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