During Constituency Week in May, members of the Fight for $15 & Fairness met with MPPs across the province to talk about the government’s review of labour laws that is currently underway, and put forward our demands for how the laws should better protect workers. And the results are already showing. MPP Cristina Martins (Davenport) submitted a letter to Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn, supporting the campaign’s demands for better working conditions. MPP Arthur Potts (Beaches-East York) read our petition in to the Legislature and said, “I have great empathy for this petition.” Other MPPs have expressed their concern for issues affecting workers in precarious and low-wage jobs, and some suggested they may organize community forums in their ridings to hear from their constituents.
With the labour law review now in full swing, we need to keep the pressure up on MPPs and the government to make real improvements that will better protect workers. Members of the Fight for $15 & Fairness campaign will continue to meet with MPPs through the summer and will be participating in consultations across the province.
What can you do?
Email Minister Flynn and tell him exactly what needs to change to create decent jobs in this province! Ask your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbours to do the same.
Book a meeting with your local MPP to share your experiences and your concerns, or ask that they organize a community forum on decent work.
Start your own conversation in your community about what decent jobs would look like, or join an event organized by the Fight for $15 & Fairness near you.
Get your name on the list to appear at a consultation near you, or submit your thoughts in writing. Public consultations in June will be taking place in the following cities:
Toronto: June 16
Ottawa: June 18
Mississauga: June 24
Guelph: June 25
It’s crucial that the government hear from Ontario’s workers that it’s #Time4DecentWork.