May 15, 2015

Fight for $15 & Fairness begins meetings with MPPs across Ontario

On Friday May 15, organizers with the Fight for $15 & Fairness started meeting with MPPs across Ontario to bring our campaign message to them directly. We’re telling MPPs that workers in Ontario deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage that brings them above the poverty line, with no exemptions for any worker; that workers deserve decent hours and schedules they can live on, and all workers should get equal pay for doing the same jobs; that at least 7 days of paid sick days a year is the least that workers and all Ontarians need to be healthier; that workers deserve respect and protection on the job when they stand up for their rights, including making it easier to join unions; and that labour laws should protect everyone without exception, not let employers download their responsibility for workers’ rights on to temp agencies and sub-contractors, and that the laws need better enforcement.

The government is currently reviewing existing labour laws to see how they can be updated and strengthened. The Fight for $15 & Fairness will continue meeting with MPPs throughout the province next week and in to the summer to send a clear message to them that now, more than ever, is the time for $15 & Fairness, that now is the time for decent work!

If you support the Fight for $15 & Fairness, book a meeting with your MPP. Send us your updates and post your photos on our facebook page and on twitter. Check back here regularly to get updates about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Here are a few photos from some visits today. More will be posted soon!

group of people standing in front of office of Cristina Martins, MPP for Davenport

Members of the Workers’ Action Centre and the Bread & Bricks Social Justice Group at The Stop Community Food Centre, after their meeting with Cristina Martins, MPP for Davenport (Toronto).

 

people in Fight for $15 & Fairness t-shirts standing with David Zimmer, MPP for Willowdale

Members of the Workers’ Action Centre meeting with David Zimmer, MPP for Willowdale (Toronto).

 

group of people with Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York

Members of Workers United Union and the Workers’ Action Centre meeting with Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York (Toronto).

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