April 10, 2015

April 15th Day of Action

On April 15, workers across Ontario and across North America will be out on the streets to demand decent work. Workers will be walking off the job in over 100 US cities, with solidarity actions in 40 countries around the world, in their Fight for $15.

We will be launching the Fight for $15 & Fairness in Ontario as part of this growing movement. Over 12 actions will be taking place in 10 cities across the province.

In Toronto there will be actions all over the city. SEIU workers will be at McDonald’s headquarters on Don Mills Road in solidarity with the Fight for $15 global day of action and the workers that will be walking off the job in over 100 cities in the US. The Fight for $15 & Fairness campaign will be rallying in front of the Ministry of Labour to send a message to the government that that it’s time for decent work. And we will be joining workers at Pearson International Airport, where Unifor, CUPE, Teamsters, PSAC and others will be demanding a $15 minimum wage.

All day, across the province, people will be joining the movement by calling, emailing, and tweeting the Minister of Labour to say that it’s time for $15 and Fairness!

Join the movement. Join us on April 15!

#15andfairness #time4decentwork

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 12:30pm to 1pm
WHERE: Ministry of Labour, 400 University Avenue, Toronto

Other events happening across Ontario:

Toronto

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: McDonald’s Canada Headquarters, 1 McDonald’s Place (https://goo.gl/maps/Ax4rh)

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Ministry of Labour, 400 University Avenue

Media contact: Pam Frache cell: 416-578-3472.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Pearson International Airport

Media contact: Sean Smith, cell: 416-277-1242

  • Organized by the Toronto Airport Workers’ Council

Thunder Bay

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Location: McGillivray Square, City Hall, 500 Donald St. E.

Media contact: Terri Lynne Carter 807-632-4442

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Location: McDonald’s, 770 Memorial Ave.

Media contact: Candace Shirk 807-626-0480

  •  Organized by Poverty Free Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay & District Labour Council, Service Employees International Union Local 1, and others
  • For more information or to get involved in the campaign: Thunder Bay $15 and Fairness Committee:15andfairness@gmail.com

Sudbury

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Community dialogue on precarious employment: What is its impact on poverty and how can we improve the Employment Standards Act to create fair work practices.

Location: Laughing Buddha (private room), 194 Elgin Street

Media contact: Nicole Beaulieu sudburyworkerscentre@gmail.com

  • Organized by the Sudbury Workers’ Education and Advocacy Centre (SWEAC)
  • For more information or to get involved in the campaign: sudburyworkerscentre@gmail.com

Ottawa

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Prime Minister’s Office, 80 Wellington Street

Media contact: Jill O’Reilly, 613-744-7228

Peterborough

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: McDonald’s, 978 Lansdowne Street

Media contact: Paul Brown 705-868-7426 or pbrown@uwpeterborough.ca

  • Organized by Service Employees International Union Local 1, Peterborough Workers’ Action Centre, Peterborough and District Labour Council, UNIFOR, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Canadian Union of Public Employees, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
  • For more information or to get involved in the campaign: https://www.facebook.com/events/864098393650205/

London

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: McDonald’s, 151 Dundas Street (at Richmond)

Media contact: Patti Dalton 519-494-3901

Oshawa

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Tim Hortons,  17 Athol Street West (at Simcoe)

Media contact: Jim Freeman, President, Durham Region Labour Council cell: 905-431-5607.

  • Organized by We are Oshawa and Durham Region Labour Council
  • For more information or to get involved in the campaign: http://www.weareoshawa.ca/.

Waterloo

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Waterloo Town Square, 75 King Street South

Media contact: Mark Xuereb, President, Waterloo Regional Labour Council cell: 519-588-0199.

Hamilton

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: McDonald’s, 50 Dundurn Street South

  • Organized by Service Employees International Union Local 1
  • For more information or to get involved in the campaign: https://www.facebook.com/events/365858053609083/

 

April 23:

Guelph

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: University of Guelph, UTC-07, UC 103

Media contact: Peter Miller 226-500-3433

 

April 14:

North Bay

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forum on precarious employment and the Fight for $15 & Fairness

Location: North Bay Museum, Oak Street at Ferguson

Media contact: Rob Breton, robbr@nipissingu.ca(705) 474-3450 ext 4438

 

 

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