Jared Ong

  • published Backgrounder Fiera Foods in Resources 2019-12-11 12:48:03 -0500

  • published #OccupyFord sets tone for fight ahead in Media 2019-11-12 12:30:06 -0500

    #OccupyFord sets tone for fight ahead

    Instead of implementing life-saving legislation, Premier Ford had 8 people arrested last month. At the time, we were occupying Ford’s office in response to the 5th temp agency worker death at Fiera Foods, the notorious industrial bakery in Toronto.

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    Ford’s Conservatives have been busy trying to change the channel on the death of Enrico Miranda, who was the 2nd temp worker to die at Fiera Foods under Ford’s watch.

    We urgently need Premier Ford’s signature on Section 83(4) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to stop companies like Fiera Foods from treating workers’ lives as disposable. This existing legislation, when enacted, will make companies financially responsible under WSIB for the death and injuries of temp workers -- a more deterrent penalty than the current one-off fines under the Occupational Health and Safety Act which Fiera seems to ignore.


    Now with the Ontario Legislature back in session, NDP MPPs (including Wayne Gates, Catherine Fife, Jessica Bell, Tom Rakocevic and Lisa Gretzky) have been demanding urgent action on a daily basis to protect temp agency workers. Shamefully, Premier Doug Ford and Labour Minister Monte MacNaughton have offered no response on why they are delaying.

    With your help, we pressured Fiera Foods to show their workers some respect. Now let’s get Ford to do the same! When Enrico Miranda was killed, Fiera refused to stop production. But when we held a rally outside the factory to call for justice, they cancelled workers’ shifts without pay. Thanks to our public shaming campaign, the company has now paid workers for these shifts (a first), apologized to them for not stopping production (also a first) and even held a moment of silence. 

    To ensure the safety of Fiera Foods workers, and every temp agency worker across Ontario, we must keep up the pressure! Temp workers are twice as likely to get injured on the job because of an ongoing loophole in our laws, which Ford can close with the stroke of a pen. Learn why Section 83(4) is so crucial by reading this excellent op-ed in Maclean’s by Deena Ladd, who is one of the 8 people who got arrested while demanding Ford’s signature.

    Thanks for your ongoing support! Please join us at an upcoming action to keep building pressure! Can’t join in person? Call Premier Ford now 416-325-1941, to demand his signature on Section 83(4).

    Thursday, November 14th
    BEAMSVILLE, Communities not cuts rally
    11 AM | 4961 King St
    Click here to RSVP on Facebook

    Thursday, November 14th
    ETOBICOKE, Rally at Doug Ford's office
    12 PM - 2 PM | Doug Ford's constituency office
    Click here to RSVP on Facebook

    Monday, November 18th
    TORONTO, Flu Fighter Outreach in support of Paid Sick Days
    12 PM - 1:30 PM | South-west corner of University Ave and College
    Click here to register or share on Facebook

    Tuesday, November 19th
    TORONTO, Organizing Meeting
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223
    Click here to register or share on Facebook

    Tuesday, November 19th
    OTTAWA, Organizing Meeting
    6 PM - 7:30 PM | Centretown Community Health Centre
    Click here to register or share on Facebook

    Wednesday, November 20th
    ETOBICOKE, Know Your Rights Workshop
    6 PM - 8 PM | LAMP Community Center RM 301
    Click here to register or share on Facebook

    Thursday, November 21st
    NORTH BAY, Know Your Rights Workshop
    12 PM - 6 PM | 222 McIntyre St W,  Unit 105
    Register by contacting 1-866-470-2173 or send an email to helpline@sudburyworkerscentre.ca. For more info click here.

    Saturday, November 23rd
    SCARBOROUGH, Know your Rights Workshop
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Scarborough Civic Centre. Committee Room 1
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

  • Tell Attorney General Doug Downey to reverse cuts to Legal Aid!

    Premier Ford’s 30% cut to legal aid will deny justice for Ontario’s poorest and most vulnerable. Although Ford shuffled his cabinet, his cuts to critical public services are still happening. We must tell the new Attorney General Doug Downey that the people of this province want him to reverse the cuts to legal aid. 

    On July 30th, we were so proud to join the Ontario Wide Day of Action to save our community legal clinics! 


    But the fight isn't over. Please take a moment to email MPP Downey or call his office at (705) 726-5538 and tell him that cuts to Legal Aid mean denying Ontario’s most marginalized access to justice. 

    Community legal clinics help low-wage workers win back stolen wages from bad bosses, support women flee from domestic violence, and provide fair representation for refugees fleeing death or torture. Ford's cuts mean people who are unable to afford a private lawyer will be denied justice in Ontario's courts. 

    Together we can save our community legal clinics! Thank you for standing up for access to justice.

  • published Summertime momentum! in Media 2019-08-04 13:53:54 -0400

    Summertime momentum!

    At the half-way mark of 2019, $15 and Fairness fighters have already organized over 100 actions, and trained new leaders across Ontario. A big thank you to everyone who has hit the streets with us this summer! We know it’s been a hot and rainy summer, and we really do appreciate all of you who joined us to fight for fair wages, paid sick days and fairness at work.

    From beach parties in Ottawa to workers' rights workshops in Bracebridge, and from outreach in Scarborough to organizing meetings in North Bay our movement is growing one conversation and one supporter at a time. We launched a new chapter in Mississauga and we are preparing for Pride outreach in London. We are also organizing side-by-side with climate and migrant justice networks to support a Green New Deal that puts good jobs and fair wages at its centre and that provides justice for Indigenous communities and migrants. In short, we are fighting for a Green New Deal that leaves no one behind.

    Thanks to you, our movement is getting stronger by the day. And there are even more events and actions coming up where we can keep our momentum going. We hope to see you at one of these upcoming actions!

    Saturday, July 27th

    TORONTO, Outreach in Davenport
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Old Weston Road and St Clair Ave
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    Sunday, July 28th

    LONDON, $15 and Fairness joins SEIU at London Pride
    11:30 AM - 4:30 PM | King St and Ontario St
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    TORONTO, Picnic in Eglinton Lawrence
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Viewmount Park
    Click here to RSVP 

    Tuesday, July 30th

    ONTARIO-WIDE, Stop Legal Aid Cuts Day of Action
    Various times & locations |Click here to find an event in your community
    Ford's 30% cuts to legal aid impacts Ontario's most vulnerable communities. Actions happening across Ontario from Sarnia to Bracebridge to Missisuaga. The main rally will be held at Bloor St United Church at 7:30 PM.
    To RSVP and for a full listing of events: www.stoplegalaidcuts.ca

    TORONTO, Data Entry and Tea Party
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM | 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    SCARBOROUGH, Campaign Meet and Greet
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Scarborough Civic Center Committee Room 2
    Click here to RSVP

    Wednesday, July 31st

    MISSISSAUGA, Mississauga Organizing Meeting
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Mississauga Central Library Classroom 2
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    Thursday, August 1st

    GRAVENHURST, Muskoka wants Decent Work!
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 510 Muskoka Rd S
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    Sunday, August 4th

    BRAMPTON, Brampton Organizing Meeting

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Knightsbridge Community & Senior Citizens Centre
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    Saturday, August 10th

    ETOBICOKE, Pizza and Politics Picnic
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Islington Ave and Lakeshore Blvd West
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook

    Saturday, September 14th

    NORTH BAY, Know Your Rights Workshop
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | #5-222 McIntyre Street
    Click here to RSVP or share on Facebook


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