Algonquin College raises fees, reduces hours to close $25M pay equity shortfall

Algonquin College raises fees, reduces hours to close $25M pay equity shortfall

Algonquin College is increasing some fees, reducing hours of operation and cutting back positions in an effort to close a $25-million shortfall opened up by Ontario’s pay equity legislation.

Bill 148, passed by the previous Liberal government, requires employers to pay part-time staff the same rate for the equivalent work of full-time staff.

The current Ontario PC government is reviewing the law and Premier Doug Ford vowed Tuesday it would be scrapped.

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