January 20, 2016

2016 is the year!

Have you had enough of bad bosses breaking the law, the continuous rise of precarious work and the lack of legislated paid sick days?

If so, we need your voice more than ever in the weeks and months ahead. Here’s why:

Seizing the Moment
Last year, the Ministry of Labour initiated the Changing Workplaces Review, a re-assessment of all our employment and labour laws. As part of this process, workers from Scarborough to Thunder Bay, from Windsor to Sudbury, mobilized to deliver deputations.

We are watching closely now for the interim report that will be published this spring, outlining a potential agenda for change. More importantly, we expect the final recommendations of the review to be released this summer, which will then get discussed in the provincial parliament.

We have to organize now, to ensure the best recommendations come forward and that our MPPs implement the changes.

What’s at Stake?
How we respond now will shape the future of work in Ontario.

Temporary agency workers should not earn any less than their colleagues on permanent contracts with whom they work side by side, doing the very same job. Retail workers should not have to juggle two or three jobs due to poverty wages and unpredictable hours. Students should not be expected to work for free for the privilege of a good reference and they deserve decent wages. We can put a stop to contract flipping, ensure stronger enforcement, and make sure all workers can join a union.

2016 is our year to raise employment standards for every worker in Ontario.

Organizing in a community near YOU
Mark your calendars — not only to come out, but also to bring along others or organize an event in your community. By sending a strong, united message and mobilizing in all corners of this province we can win the changes we need!

  • April 15 –  Day of Action for Fight for $15 & Fairness. Join the Facebook event page now and invite your friends, coworkers, family members. Interested in organizing an event in your community? Email us atFightfor15andFairness@gmail.com.
  • October 7International Day for Decent Work. Save the date now for this important milestone where we’ll rally in response to the final recommendations made by the Changing Workplaces Review.

The Fight for $15 & Fairness Team

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