TORONTO — The Ontario government will no longer pick up the full tab for its employees' post-retirement benefits, Government Services Minister John Milloy announced Tuesday.
Members of the Ontario Public Service who retire on or after Jan. 1, 2017, will have to pay 50% of the cost of retiree benefits such as health and dental.
The provincial government currently pays 100% of that expense.
"The changes to post-retirement insured benefits are not part of collective agreements," Jenna Mannone, a spokeswoman for Milloy, said in an e-mail. "The government has provided formal notice to all bargaining agents."