Jared Ong

  • published Toronto Wide Organizing Meeting in Events 2019-03-19 17:32:32 -0400

    Toronto Wide Organizing Meeting

    Despite the setback with Doug Ford’s Bill 47, we protected modest but important gains for workers. However, Ford tabled new and dangerous legislation – Bill 66 – that cuts important regulations and threatens to make it harder for workers to unionize and to get proper overtime pay for duly-worked hours.

    Meanwhile, the Federal government has taken some modest but crucial steps toward legislating $15 and Fairness for federally-regulated workers (those who work in sectors that cross provincial borders such as telecommunications, banking, airlines, shipping, transportation, and more). As of January 1, 2019, almost 900,000 federally-regulated workers across Canada will have the legislated right to three (3) paid sick days; and to equal pay for equal work for part-time, contract, and temporary workers. If the experience in Ontario is any indication, we will need to fight hard to protect and extend these wins.

    Let’s build on our impressive work to date, join us on Tuesday, March 26 – and bring a friend or co-worker!

    Where:
    720 Spadina Avenue, Unit 223

    When:
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 5:30pm doors open, 6pm meeting starts

    WHEN
    March 27, 2019 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    720 Spadina Ave
    720 Spadina Ave
    223
    Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
    Canada
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  • published Celebrating $15 and Fairness at UofT! in Events 2019-03-19 16:32:45 -0400

    Celebrating $15 and Fairness at UofT!

    This school year, our team at Fight for $15 and Fairness UofT has fought alongside a broad network of allies in the province-wide campaign for decent work. We've actively resisted Ford's attacks on workers' through Bill 47, winning modest but incredibly important gains including a minimum wage increase from $11.60 to $14. We also saw our movement grow and expand in remarkable ways, so much so that the Trudeau government implemented #15andfairness demands for federally-regulated workers and committed to putting together a taskforce on a federal $15 minimum wage. Now, we are still sending Ford and his PC government a strong message about the dangers of Bill 66 on workers and all Ontarians.

    In the midst of all this collective organizing, it's important to celebrate how far we've come, the incredible relationships we've nurtured, and reflect on how we can continue to resist attacks on our labour rights. Join us on Wednesday March 27th from 6-8 pm for an end-of-year celebration of UofT labour organizing and a discussion of next steps.

    There will be food, a vegan cake with a surprise flavour, and refreshments! The Workers' Action Centre is also an accessible space.

    DATE: Wednesday March 27th
    TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM
    LOCATION: 720 Spadina Ave, Suite 223 

    WHEN
    March 27, 2019 at 6pm
    WHERE
    720 Spadina Ave
    720 Spadina Ave
    223
    Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
    Canada
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  • Ottawa Power of Many: Regional Activation Meeting/Réunion de mobilisation régionale

    Under the Doug Ford government, there is a lot at stake for labour and communities throughout Ontario.

    Labour and community allies must be at the forefront of the Ford Resistance.

    On Tuesday, April 2, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Ottawa and District Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Ottawa. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Ottawa Region.

    Whether we are fighting for decent work, in support of public education, against cuts and the privatization of public services, or to standing against hate, labour’s vibrancy and activism remain critical to protecting and advancing collective bargaining rights, public services and social justice.

    We have fought and won before. We will do it again. Let’s get organized to win!                   

    The regional activation meeting will:

    • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
    • Introduce a member-to-member campaign that allows for stronger communication with rank-and-file members.
    • Launch a provincial-wide rapid response network to coordinate local fightback efforts.
    • Build and set a plan of action through resistance with community allies over the next several months.
    • Identify where and how we increase capacity, support, and infrastructure for the fightback.
    • Identify what tools are required to build our fightback network and escalate our actions.

    Local union presidents, executive members, local equity and political action committees, shop stewards, activists, key decision-makers and leaders in your community are invited to attend. OFL officers and CLC staff will be in attendance.

    Click here to RSVP

    Click here to share on Facebook

    WHEN
    April 02, 2019 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall
    110 Laurier Ave W
    Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
    Canada
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  • Kingston Power of Many: Regional Activation Meeting

    Under the Doug Ford government, there is a lot at stake for labour and communities throughout Ontario.

    Labour and community allies must be at the forefront of the Ford Resistance.

    On Tuesday, April 2, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Kingston and District Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Kingston. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Kingston Region.

    Whether we are fighting for decent work, in support of public education, against cuts and the privatization of public services, or to standing against hate, labour’s vibrancy and activism remain critical to protecting and advancing collective bargaining rights, public services and social justice.

    We have fought and won before. We will do it again. Let’s get organized to win!                   

    The regional activation meeting will:

    • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
    • Introduce a member-to-member campaign that allows for stronger communication with rank-and-file members.
    • Launch a provincial-wide rapid response network to coordinate local fightback efforts.
    • Build and set a plan of action through resistance with community allies over the next several months.
    • Identify where and how we increase capacity, support, and infrastructure for the fightback.
    • Identify what tools are required to build our fightback network and escalate our actions.

    Local union presidents, executive members, local equity and political action committees, shop stewards, activists, key decision-makers and leaders in your community are invited to attend. OFL officers and CLC staff will be in attendance.

    Click here to Register

    Or click here to Share on Facebook: 

    WHEN
    April 02, 2019 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    OPSEU Hall
    824 John Counter Blvd
    Kingston, ON K7K 2R1
    Canada
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  • published Toronto: #UniteAgainstRacism in Events 2019-03-08 11:35:33 -0500

    Toronto: #UniteAgainstRacism

    On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, join us at Nathan Phillips Square at 5:30pm to celebrate the power of our communities, and say no to racism and xenophobia. We will be joining with people across the country who are taking action in their own communities.

    * Please bring a pair of shoes that represents migrant and refugees crossing borders, working in the fields, shops and homes, living in fear, facing exploitation and police violence. These shoes could represent your own experience or someone that you know who has had to overcome many struggles in working or migrating. The shoes will contribute towards an action that will take place during the rally. * Grassroots organizations that work with migrants, refugees and their families will be planning various activities in the Square as part of the event.
    * We are actively seeking endorsement and participation of groups and organizations. To support, and to be invited to a planning meeting, please email info@migrantworkersalliance.org

    RSVP / JOIN THE LIST: https://actionnetwork.org/events/toronto-rally-uniteagainstracism-2

    For event in other cities, visit www.migrantrights.ca

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    Migrants and refugees are being forced out from their homes in unprecedented numbers globally. Here in Canada, anti-immigrant protests and racially motivated attacks are on the rise. Meanwhile, right wing politicians who use anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric are getting rewarded with thousands of votes. If we simply stand still, there is a real danger for further rise in populist racisms in the lead up to the federal election in October.

    Now, more than ever, we must bring together people across the country from all walks of life around an anti-racist, migrant justice vision. Let us #UniteAgainstRacism and demand #MigrantJusticeNow!

    On March 21st, we will #UniteAgainstRacism to insist on:

    STATUS FOR ALL, STATUS NOW: Permanent resident status and family unity for all migrants and refugees here, and landed status on arrival for those that arrive in the future. Replace Caregiver “pilot project” with a Federal Care Workers Program that provides landed status upon entry for Care Workers and their families. No deportations!
    DECENT WORK & FAIR WAGES: $15 minimum wage! Full labour rights! No closed permits
    ACCESS FOR ALL: Universal access to public services including healthcare, education, income security, settlement services, childcare, pensions, and more.
    JUST SOCIETY: Indigenous self-determination, gender justice, and an end to racism, particularly anti-Black racisms
    NO DISPLACEMENT: An end to practices of displacement and persecution that force us to move including climate change, wars, and economic exploitation.

    WHEN
    March 21, 2019 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    Nathan Phillips Square
    100 Queen St W
    Toroto, ON M5H 2N2
    Canada
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  • published Waterloo Region Power of Many: Activation Meeting in Events 2019-03-08 11:09:44 -0500

    Waterloo Region Power of Many: Activation Meeting

    Under the Doug Ford government, there is a lot at stake for labour and communities throughout Ontario.

    Labour and community allies must be at the forefront of the Ford Resistance.

    On Wednesday, March 20th, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Waterloo Regional Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Kitchener. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Waterloo Region, including Guelph and Stratford.

    Whether we are fighting for decent work, in support of public education, against cuts and the privatization of public services, or to standing against hate, labour’s vibrancy and activism remain critical to protecting and advancing collective bargaining rights, public services and social justice.

    We have fought and won before. We will do it again. Let’s get organized to win!                   

    The regional activation meeting will:

    • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
    • Introduce a member-to-member campaign that allows for stronger communication with rank-and-file members.
    • Launch a provincial-wide rapid response network to coordinate local fightback efforts.
    • Build and set a plan of action through resistance with community allies over the next several months.
    • Identify where and how we increase capacity, support, and infrastructure for the fightback.
    • Identify what tools are required to build our fightback network and escalate our actions.

    Local union presidents, executive members, local equity and political action committees, shop stewards, activists, key decision-makers and leaders in your community are invited to attend. OFL officers and CLC staff will be in attendance.

    To RSVP
    Click here to RSVP

    See this event on Facebook.

     

    WHEN
    March 20, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ETFO Waterloo
    610 Wabanaki Dr
    Kitchener, ON N2C 2K4
    Canada
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    WHEN
    March 20, 2019 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    ETFO Waterloo
    610 Wabanaki Dr
    Kitchener,, ON N2C 2K4
    Canada
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  • published Power of Many: Take Back Ontario Conference in Events 2019-02-26 17:25:53 -0500

    Power of Many: Take Back Ontario Conference

    The Ontario Federation of Labour is hosting a province-wide conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that will bring together labour leaders, activists and community allies to build our base and our strategies of escalating actions.

    This one-day conference will roll-out our full campaign plan designed to activate the Power of Many. It will feature engaging speakers and the launch of new organizing and educational tools.

    The Take Back Ontario Conference will deliver:

    - A commitment for escalating actions in April 2019, in collaboration with the Ontario Health Coalition – to coincide with the tabling of the Ontario budget. (We expect the PC’s first budget to include further attacks on unions, on vulnerable Ontarians, cuts to public services, the privatization of healthcare, and other significant attacks on social services and supports).
    - In lock-step with our community partners, formal plans for another escalating mass action on June 7, to mark the one-year anniversary of our provinces disastrous decline since the election of the Ford government.

    *Please note, there is a registration fee of $25 per person.

    To download a registration form:
    http://ofl.ca/wp-content/uploads/TAKE-BACK-ONTARIO-CONFERENCE-Registration-Form-Final.pdf

    For more details:
    https://www.oflevents.ca/political_action_fightback_conference

    WHEN
    March 25, 2019 at 8:30am
    WHERE
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    255 Front St
    Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
    Canada
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  • Sault Ste. Marie Power of Many: Regional Activation Meeting

    Under the Doug Ford government, there is a lot at stake for labour and communities throughout Ontario.

    Labour and community allies must be at the forefront of the Ford Resistance.

    On Wednesday, April 3, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Sault Ste. Marie. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Sault Ste. Marie area.

    Whether we are fighting for decent work, in support of public education, against cuts and the privatization of public services, or to standing against hate, labour’s vibrancy and activism remain critical to protecting and advancing collective bargaining rights, public services and social justice.

    We have fought and won before. We will do it again. Let’s get organized to win!

    The regional activation meeting will:

    - Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
    - Introduce a member-to-member campaign that allows for stronger communication with rank-and-file members.
    - Launch a provincial-wide rapid response network to coordinate local fightback efforts.
    - Build and set a plan of action through resistance with community allies over the next several months.
    - Identify where and how we increase capacity, support, and infrastructure for the fightback.
    - Identify what tools are required to build our fightback network and escalate our actions.

    Local union presidents, executive members, local equity and political action committees, shop stewards, activists, key decision-makers and leaders in your community are invited to attend. OFL officers and CLC staff will be in attendance.

    A meal and refreshments will be provided.

    To RSVP please click on the link below:
    https://www.oflevents.ca/sault_ste_marie_power_of_many_regional_activation_meeting

    WHEN
    April 03, 2019 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    OPSEU Regional Office
    154 Great Northern Rd
    Sault Ste Marie, ON P6B 4Z1
    Canada
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