According to the hospital, the allocation of this work and the transfer of staff to SteriPro did not trigger the provisions of the collective dismissal agreement or the seniority rights of the workers associated with it, including the right to face other positions at the hospital. The hospital estimated that if workers refused to accept employment with the contractor, they would lose their jobs and all their oldest rights. “Bill 197 doesn`t seem to have much to do with COVID-19`s economic recovery,” says McKenna. “Instead, health, safety and environmental measures can be watered down.” “The removal of the contractual rights of committed health professionals who sacrificed so much during this pandemic, including being with their families and friends to protect them from infection, has consequences for this government. This is an unnecessary conflict with loyal employees,” said Michael Hurley, President of the Ontario Hospital Board. “The Prime Minister and his ministers are creating instability just as the province is reopened. We encourage them to rethink medical staff about their rights. “If the proposed legislation were passed, we could lead a responsible path to economic reopening and recovery without compromising all the progress we have made in the fight against this virus,” said Prime Minister Doug Ford when the legislation was announced on July 7. “While we follow certain emergency plans as part of the proposed health care legislation, we will always be a responsible government for the people of Ontario. That is why I will ensure that updates are updated and that a report is submitted within four months of the anniversary of the report`s entry into force. McKenna says registered nurses, nurses, established nurses and health care professionals are exhausted by the long hours, stress and insecurity they experienced during COVID-19, and they deserve a break. Instead, this bill allows their employers to refuse or remove leave, reassign it at any time to another unit or health facility, and have far too much authority, which is uncontrolled by the collective agreement.