November 17, 2018

3 days left until the final vote on Bill 47

We just learned that Bill 47 will go for a final vote at the provincial legislature on Tuesday afternoon. This dangerous law will cut the minimum wage and delay $15 by seven (7)! years, eliminate paid sick days, reduce UNPAID sick leave, lower fines for employers who break the law, as well as roll back most of our new labour rights.

That leaves just three days for us to get as many of our friends, co-workers, and family to contact their Member of Provincial Parliament. If you haven't yet emailed your MPP please do it now (click here) and ask others to join you. Better, to make sure our elected officials hear our demand for decent work -- CALL YOUR MPP! You can find them and their phone number, by entering your postal code here. When you call, ask your MPP to vote against Bill 47.

If you are in Toronto, we need your help to pack the Queen's Park Gallery on Tuesday to witness the vote (click here to let us know you'll be there). Our best intel says MPPs will debate Bill 47 one last time (between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm) before voting on it as early as 5:00 pm. *** Ford government has the power to change the timing of the debate at the last minute to avoid public scrutiny while they vote on Bill 47, please RSVP (click here) and watch your email so we can keep you updated ***

The public demand for $15 & Fairness is growing! More than three-quarters (77%) of Ontarians support paid sick days, and the vast majority want a $15 minimum wage and all the other reforms we fought so hard for. Premier Doug Ford and his government have NO MANDATE to roll back our rights (click to read our Bill 47 analysis). Every MPP who sides with Corporate lobbyists over the needs of their constituents needs to know we will not forget what they have done and we will not give up our fight.

Actions are happening every day to spread the word about our rights, and why they are at stake. Scroll down to find an event near you (or click here):

Saturday, November 17th
Hamilton Santa Claus Parade $15 and Fairness Outreach
Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM - Wilson St and James St North
Please RSVP or share on Facebook

Join CUPE for Santa's Parade of Lights
Saturday, 5:00PM - 8:00PM - King Street West & Rosehill Blvd
Please RSVP and share

Sunday, November 18th
Lindsay Santa Claus Parade Outreach
Sunday, 12:00PM - 3:00PM - Sir Sandford Fleming College (parking lots A &B)
Please RSVP or share on Facebook

Toronto Santa Claus Parade Outreach
Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:30PM - College and University Intersection
Please RSVP or share on Facebook

Monday, November 19th
Getting to Work: Organizing against Climate and Labour Precarity
Monday, 5:00PM - 8:00PM, 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223
Please RSVP or share on Facebook

Tuesday, November 20th
Pack the Queen's Park Gallery for Bill 47
Tuesday, 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Queen's Park Gallery
Don't forget to bring a government-issued photo ID to get inside Queen's Park, and please allow yourself 30 minutes for the line-ups at the security. We will meet at the Queen's Park cafeteria in the basement. Come as early as possible!
Please RSVP and share on Facebook 

Following the final vote on Bill 47, that same evening we are holding an Assembly for $15 & Fairness to debrief, assess, and plan the next phase of resistance. Toronto's Assembly will start at 6:00 PM (click to sign up) and we will share the assembly time and locations of other cities on Monday afternoon via email (stay-tuned).

Toronto-wide Assembly for $15 & Fairness
Tuesday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM, 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223
Join us at this Assembly to debrief, assess, and plan the next phase of resistance. Doors open: 6:30 PM, Assembly: 7:00-8:30 PM
Please RSVP or share on Facebook