Monday , January 18 2021

The Ford government seeks to reduce the amount of public service through voluntary departure

The Ontario government seeks to reduce the amount of public services in the province through voluntary departure, CBC News reported.

In a message received from CBC, which was sent to 60,000 public sector employees on Wednesday afternoon, Ontario's public service chief Steve Orsini said the cabinet has approved an extension of the voluntary retirement program offered to workers from several trade unions in 2013 as well as a new voluntary exit program.

The Voluntary Exit Program is a new offer for approximately 8,000 managers who previously were not entitled to the termination package that was proposed to union employees since 2012.

"As part of the government's comprehensive plan to tackle fiscal challenges, the government is examining cost-of-compensation measures in a way that ensures that vital services to citizens are not compromised while avoiding unintended job losses," Orsini .

"In order to help rationalize the Ontario Public Service (OPS), the current focus is on using the available programs that will allow employees to leave the organization on a voluntary basis."

Tenders relate directly to people working in provincial government departments.

The Ford government earlier launched a public rent freeze service as part of a series of cost containment measures.

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