October 23, 2018

Doug Ford day of shame - join us for emergency actions

The Doug Ford government broke their promise to the people of Ontario today by standing with the corporate lobbyists and announcing significant rollbacks to our new labour laws.

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Just a few hours ago the Conservative government introduced legislation to:
 - freeze the minimum wage at $14 for the next 2 years, and cancel the scheduled January 1 increase to $15 
 - eliminate two paid sick days for all workers
 - cancel fair scheduling rules
 - take away the right to equal pay for equal work
and so much more.

Millions believed Doug Ford when he promised to govern FOR THE PEOPLE. Today, his lies have been exposed. Clearly, he is more interested in looking out for his deep pocketed CEO friends, than the needs of Ontario workers. 

Let's be clear, this rollback legislation seeks to take away the MOST BASIC protections from workers who need them desperately. This is an attack on low-income workers, women, people of color and newcomers who are disproportionately represented in precarious jobs.

We need your help to send a clear message to the Doug Ford government that their betrayal to millions of workers in Ontario will not go unnoticed. We must respond swiftly.

Starting tomorrow we are rolling out emergency actions across Ontario. Can we count on your participation? Scroll below to find an action near you, and keep checking www.15andfairness.org/events to see new events that are being announced.

Don't see an event near you? Please spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and co-workers. If you haven't already, take a moment right now to email Premier Ford by clicking here.

Thanks to your support, last week we organized the decade's largest coordinated day of action on workers' rights in Ontario. From faith leaders to teachers, health providers to labour activists, anti-poverty groups to low-wage workers -- our movement represents the majority of Ontarians, the 66% who support decent work. Let's continue organizing this majority to let elected officials know there will be real consequences to attacking our communities.

Wednesday, October 24

London Emergency Action
Wednesday, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - London Chamber of Commerce, 244 Pall Mall St
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North Bay Emergency Action
Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM – Intersection of Judge Street and Lakeshore Street 
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Oakville Emergency Action
Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Oakville GO Bus station, 214 Cross Ave
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Ottawa Emergency Action
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Ottawa Board of Trade, 328 Somerset St
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Toronto Emergency Action at the Ministry of Labour
Wednesday, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Ministry of Labour, 400 University Ave
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Waterloo Emergency Action
Wednesday, 4:00 PM - Waterloo Square, 75 King St South
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Durham Emergency Action
Wednesday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - MPP Lorne Coe Office, 114 Dundas St E
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Thursday, October 25

Peel Emergency Rally
Thursday, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Corner of Hurontario St and Steeles Ave
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Kingston Emergency Rally

Thursday, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Tim Hortons, 681 Princess St
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Scarborough Emergency Action
Thursday, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, ACCES Employment (Temp agency), 2100 Ellesmere Road, Suite 250 -- (Markham Rd. and Ellesmere Rd. intersection)
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Monday, October 29

Hamilton Emergency Meeting
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St
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