Raise ordered for thousands of nurses despite wage-freeze push

National Post, November 8, 2010 Toronto - In light of a ruling from an independent arbitrator that awarded raises to 17,000 Ontario nurses, Premier Dalton McGuinty on Tuesday appealed to public-sector workers to assume the responsibility of fiscal restraint. “There is no more money,”he said at a news conference in Hamilton, hours after an independent arbitrator found the provincial government’s wage freeze to be “unreasonable” and granted nurses a pay increase of four per cent over two years. The decision, announced Tuesday by Ontario arbitrator Kevin Burkett, means nurses and staff at more than 60 hospitals will see their compensation rise ... Raise