May 14, 2017

Call your MPP right NOW! ⏰

Take 15 for $15 & Fairness Horizontal_final

The CBC’s Mike Crawley and the Toronto Star’s Martin Regg Cohn have published leaked information from Liberal cabinet members that show many of our $15 and Fairness demands are being considered for legislation. But there is a real battle underway — what we do now will make all the difference. According to Martin Regg Cohn:

“Government sources say most elements are falling into place after public hearings and private lobbying that has pitted [workers’] demands against a backlash from the corporate sector — with the governing Liberals caught in the middle. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because cabinet deliberations are supposed to remain confidential. In an interview, [Labour Minister Kevin] Flynn hinted strongly at the direction he is taking — if he can win support from his cabinet colleagues.

Cohn also notes:
“The provincial cabinet will decide next week how far to take the package of reforms spearheaded by Labour Minister Kevin Flynn after a two-year review, Changing Workplaces, headed by outside experts.” Clearly, there is no time to lose. What we do now will shape the outcome of the entire Changing Workplaces Review. 

That’s why we’re asking everyone to take $15 minutes now to call, email (or even visit) your MPP. (To find your MPP, click here. For a list of MPP phone numbers and email addresses scroll down.)

As Mike Crawley points out, we need to keep pushing for the best possible legislation because there’s pressure to back away from what workers really need:

“The [final] report urges the government to make paid sick days a right for all employees, but does not recommend a minimum number. Currently, there is no mandate for paid sick days under provincial law. Researchers estimate 40 to 50 per cent of Ontario workers don’t get paid if they call in sick, at least three million people.”  

It’s up to us to demand seven (7) paid sick days plus all the other aspects of $15 and Fairness. Please call your your MPP and tell them to:

  • Legislate at least seven (7) paid sick days, extend job-protection to all workplaces for 10 days of unpaid emergency leave and provide three weeks of paid vacation to all workers.
  • End exemptions or exceptions in the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA) – the rules apply to everyone and protect everyone.
  • Expand the definition of employer in both the ESA and LRA, including joint and several liabilities as well as related and joint employers.
  • Legislate equal pay and benefits for equal work (including temporary agency, part-time, casual and contract workers) and eliminate sub-minimum wage rates established in the ESA.
  • Provide at least two weeks of advanced scheduling notice.
  • Expand the definition of employee to stop the misclassification of workers.
  • Invest in stronger enforcement of the ESA and LRA and prosecute employers who flout the law.
  • Extend just cause protection within the LRA and to ESA.
  • Enshrine the right to free association through protection for concerted activity.
  • Restore card-check certification; provide early disclosure of workplace information (neutral, online or telephone voting); remedial certification; and expedited and extended power to reinstate workers before the first agreement.
  • Provide access to first contract arbitration.
  • Extend successor rights to protect workers in the case of contract flipping.
  • Consolidate bargaining units in the case of the same certified bargaining agent.
  • Provide a framework for broader-based bargaining.
  • Guarantee the right to strike – including prohibiting the use of replacement workers, safeguarding the rights of workers who have been involved in a labour dispute (including reinstatement after six months and prohibiting employers from unilaterally deciding to “clean house” after a strike).
  • Mandate paid leave for domestic and sexual violence survivors.
  • Increase the minimum wage to $15.00 immediately.

It’s time to demand the Liberal government act on OUR behalf — not on behalf of the corporations that profit from cheap labour and precarious, unstable working conditions.

To find your MPP, click here. For a list of MPP phone numbers and email addresses scroll down.

Hon Laura Albanese
York South–Weston
Phone: 416-243-7984
lalbanese.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Granville Anderson
Durham
Phone: 905-697-1501
ganderson.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Teresa J. Armstrong
London–Fanshawe
Phone: 519-668-1104
tarmstrong-co@ndp.on.ca

Ted Arnott
Wellington–Halton Hills
Phone: 519-787-5247
ted.arnottco@pc.ola.org

Robert Bailey
Sarnia–Lambton
Phone: 519-337-0051
bob.baileyco@pc.ola.org

Yvan Baker
Etobicoke Centre
Phone: 416-234-2800
ybaker.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Chris Ballard
Newmarket–Aurora
Phone: 905-750-0019
cballard.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Toby Barrett
Haldimand–Norfolk
Phone: 519-428-0446
toby.barrettco@pc.ola.org

Lorenzo Berardinetti
Scarborough Southwest
Phone: 416-261-9525
lberardinetti.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Gilles Bisson
Timmins–James Bay
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-461-9878
gbisson@ndp.on.ca

James J. Bradley
St. Catharines
Phone: 905-935-0018
jbradley.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Patrick Brown
Simcoe North
Phone: 705-326-3246 or 705-526-8671
patrick.brownco@pc.ola.org

Sarah Campbell
Kenora–Rainy River
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-465-8501
scmpp@ndp.on.ca

Hon Michael Chan
Markham–Unionville
Phone: 905-305-1935
mchan.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Bob Chiarelli
Ottawa West–Nepean
Phone: 613-721-8075
bchiarelli.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Raymond Sung Joon Cho
Scarborough–Rouge River
Phone: 416-297-5040
raymond.choco@pc.ola.org

Steve Clark
Leeds–Grenville
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-267-4408
steve.clark@pc.ola.org

Lorne Coe
Whitby–Oshawa
Phone: 905-430-1141
lorne.coeco@pc.ola.org

Mike Colle
Eglinton–Lawrence
Phone: 416-781-2395
mcolle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Michael Coteau
Don Valley East
Phone: 416-494-6856
mcoteau.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Grant Crack
Glengarry–Prescott–Russell
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-355-9666
gcrack.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Dipika Damerla
Mississauga East–Cooksville
Phone: 905-238-1751
ddamerla.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Bob Delaney
Mississauga–Streetsville
Phone: 905-569-1643
bdelaney.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Steven Del Duca
Vaughan
Phone: 905-893-4428
sdelduca.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Nathalie Des Rosiers
Ottawa–Vanier
Phone: 613-744-4484
NDesRosiers.mpp.CO@liberal.ola.org

Vic Dhillon
Brampton West
Phone: 905-796-8669
vdhillon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Joe Dickson
Ajax–Pickering
Phone: 905-427-2060
jdickson.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Cheri DiNovo
Parkdale–High Park
Phone: 416-763-5630
dinovoc-co@ndp.on.ca

Han Dong
Trinity–Spadina
Phone: 416-603-9664
hdong.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Brad Duguid
Scarborough Centre
Phone: 416-615-2183
bduguid.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Victor Fedeli
Nipissing
Phone: 705-474-8340
vic.fedelico@pc.ola.org

Catherine Fife
Kitchener–Waterloo
Phone: 519-725-3477
cfife-co@ndp.on.ca

Hon Kevin Daniel Flynn
Oakville
Phone: 905-827-5141
kflynn.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Cindy Forster
Welland
Phone: 905-732-6884
cforster-co@ndp.on.ca

John Fraser
Ottawa South
Phone: 613-736-9573
Jfraser.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Jennifer K. French
Oshawa
Phone: 905-723-2411
JFrench-CO@ndp.on.ca

Wayne Gates
Niagara Falls
Phone: 905-357-0681
wgates-co@ndp.on.ca

France Gélinas
Nickel Belt
Phone: 705-969-3621
fgelinas-co@ndp.on.ca

Hon Michael Gravelle
Thunder Bay–Superior North
Phone: 807-345-3647
mgravelle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Lisa Gretzky
Windsor West
Phone: 519-977-7191
LGretzky-QP@ndp.on.ca

Ernie Hardeman
Oxford
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-265-4046
ernie.hardemanco@pc.ola.org

Michael Harris
Kitchener–Conestoga
Phone: 519-954-8679
michael.harris@pc.ola.org

Percy Hatfield
Windsor–Tecumseh
Phone: 519-251-5199
PHatfield-co@ndp.on.ca

Randy Hillier
Lanark–Frontenac–Lennox and Addington
Phone: 613-267-8239
randy.hillierco@pc.ola.org

Ann Hoggarth
Barrie
Phone: 705-726-5538
ahoggarth.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Andrea Horwath
Hamilton Centre
Phone: 905-544-9644
ahorwath-co@ndp.on.ca

Hon Eric Hoskins
St. Paul’s
Phone: 416-656-0943
ehoskins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Mitzie Hunter
Scarborough–Guildwood
Phone: 416-281-2787
mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Helena Jaczek
Oak Ridges–Markham
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-531-9551
hjaczek.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Sylvia Jones
Dufferin–Caledon
Phone: 519-941-7751
Phone: 905-951-9382
sylvia.jonesco@pc.ola.org

Sophie Kiwala
Kingston and the Islands
Phone: 613-547-2385
skiwala.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Monte Kwinter
York Centre
Phone: 416-630-0080
mkwinter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Marie-France Lalonde
Ottawa–Orléans
Phone: 613-834-8679
mflalonde.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Jeff Leal
Peterborough
Phone: 705-742-3777
jleal.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Dave Levac
Brant
Phone: 519-759-0361
dlevac.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Tracy MacCharles
Pickering–Scarborough East
Phone: 905-509-0336
tmaccharles.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Jack MacLaren
Carleton–Mississippi Mills
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-267-1020
jack.maclarenco@pc.ola.org

Lisa MacLeod
Nepean–Carleton
Phone: 613-823-2116
lisa.macleod@pc.ola.org

Harinder Malhi
Brampton–Springdale
Phone: 905-495-8030
hmalhi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Amrit Mangat
Mississauga–Brampton South
Phone: 905-696-0367
amangat.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Michael Mantha
Algoma–Manitoulin
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-831-1899
mmantha-co@ndp.on.ca

Cristina Martins
Davenport
Phone: 416-535-3158
cmartins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Gila Martow
Thornhill
Phone: 905-731-8462
gila.martowco@pc.ola.org

Hon Deborah Matthews
London North Centre
Phone: 519-432-7339
dmatthews.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Bill Mauro
Thunder Bay–Atikokan
Phone: 807-623-9237
bmauro.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Jim McDonell
Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry
Phone: 613-933-6513
jim.mcdonellco@pc.ola.org

Hon Kathryn McGarry
Cambridge
Phone: 519-623-5852
kmcgarry.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Eleanor McMahon
Burlington
Phone: 905-639-7924
emcmahon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Ted McMeekin
Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-566-6614
tmcmeekin.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Monte McNaughton
Lambton–Kent–Middlesex
Phone: 519-245-8696
monte.mcnaughtonco@pc.ola.org

Peter Z. Milczyn
Etobicoke–Lakeshore
Phone: 416-259-2249
Pmilczyn.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Norm Miller
Parry Sound–Muskoka
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-267-4826
norm.miller@pc.ola.org

Paul Miller
Hamilton East–Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-545-0114
pmiller-co@ndp.on.ca

Hon Reza Moridi
Richmond Hill
Phone: 905-884-8080
rmoridi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Julia Munro
York–Simcoe
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-206-1373
julia.munroco@pc.ola.org

Hon Glen R. Murray
Toronto Centre
Phone: 416-972-7683
gmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Indira Naidoo-Harris
Halton
Phone: 905-878-1729
inaidoo-harris.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Yasir Naqvi
Ottawa Centre
Phone: 613-722-6414
ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Taras Natyshak
Essex
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-265-3909
tnatyshak-co@ndp.on.ca

Rick Nicholls
Chatham-Kent–Essex
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-265-3992
rick.nichollsco@pc.ola.org

Sam Oosterhoff
Niagara West–Glanbrook
Phone: 905-563-1755
sam.oosterhoffco@pc.ola.org

Randy Pettapiece
Perth–Wellington
Phone: 519-272-0660
randy.pettapiececo@pc.ola.org

Arthur Potts
Beaches–East York
Phone: 416-690-1032
apotts.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Shafiq Qaadri
Etobicoke North
Phone: 416-745-2859
sqaadri.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Lou Rinaldi
Northumberland–Quinte West
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-263-3980
lrinaldi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Liz Sandals
Guelph
Phone: 519-836-4190
lsandals.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Peggy Sattler
London West
Phone: 519-657-3120
Psattler-co@ndp.on.ca

Laurie Scott
Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-424-2490
laurie.scottco@pc.ola.org

Mario Sergio
York West
Phone: 416-743-7272
msergio.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Jagmeet Singh
Bramalea–Gore–Malton
Phone: 905-799-3939
jsingh-co@ndp.on.ca

Todd Smith
Prince Edward–Hastings
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-536-6248
todd.smithco@pc.ola.org

Hon Charles Sousa
Mississauga South
Phone: 905-274-8228
csousa.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Peter Tabuns
Toronto–Danforth
Phone: 416-461-0223
tabunsp-co@ndp.on.ca

Harinder S. Takhar
Mississauga–Erindale
Phone: 905-897-8815
htakhar.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Monique Taylor
Hamilton Mountain
Phone: 905-388-9734
mtaylor-co@ndp.on.ca

Hon Glenn Thibeault
Sudbury
Phone: 705-675-1914
gthibeault.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Lisa M. Thompson
Huron–Bruce
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-396-3007
lisa.thompsonco@pc.ola.org

John Vanthof
Timiskaming–Cochrane
Phone: 705-567-4650
jvanthof.kl-co@ndp.on.ca

Daiene Vernile
Kitchener Centre
Phone: 519-579-5460
dvernile.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Bill Walker
Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-461-2664
bill.walkerco@pc.ola.org

Jim Wilson
Simcoe–Grey
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-268-7542
jim.wilsonco@pc.ola.org

Soo Wong
Scarborough–Agincourt
Phone: 416-297-6568
swong.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon Kathleen O. Wynne
Don Valley West
Phone: 416-425-6777
kwynne.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

John Yakabuski
Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke
Phone: 613-735-6627
john.yakabuskico@pc.ola.org

Jeff Yurek
Elgin–Middlesex–London
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-265-7638
jeff.yurekco@pc.ola.org

Hon David Zimmer
Willowdale
Phone: 416-733-7878
dzimmer.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org