August 19, 2019

New rights are coming in:

Thanks to you taking action, nearly 1 million workers in Canada are about to get access to new rights on September 1st. 3 paid sick days (as part of 5-days personal leave), stronger scheduling rights and protections against contract flipping will be coming into effect in two weeks time for federally regulated workers, followed by the right to equal pay for equal work (starting 2020). 

Show your support for decent work reforms: 
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These new rights will make a real difference in the lives of federally regulated workers who are in sectors that cross provincial borders (such as banking, telecommunications, trucking, aviation, and more). And we should all be very proud for putting these $15 & Fairness demands at the top of the agenda, first in Ontario and now across Canada.

As you know, we succeeded in making Ontario the very first province in Canada to legislate paid sick days for ALL workers, back in 2018. Although Ford's Conservative government took this basic right (and many other protections) away from millions of workers, our victory is now translating to a new national decent work standard. But, we can't take this for granted.

With the federal election scheduled for October, we must send an urgent message to politicians of all stripes that these reforms CANNOT be touched. When candidates come knocking on our doors for votes, it's crucial that we ask them how they will protect and extend $15 & Fairness reforms. To help make your support visible, we have "Proud to support $15 & Fairness" lawn and window signs! Order a free sign now: click here! We have a limited supply of lawn signs, so make sure to put in an order quickly to get yours before they're gone.

Please join us in decorating our neighbourhoods with these signs to protect the incoming decent work reforms, and continue putting pressure to win $15 & Fairness for every worker in Canada. And scroll below, to find an event near you and meet other decent work supporters:

Wednesday, August 21st
ETOBICOKE, Worker's Rights Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | LAMP Community Health Center
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Thursday, August 22nd
TORONTO, Outreach at Christie Pits
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Christie Pits 
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SCARBOROUGH, Meet and Greet Social
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | ACCES Employment
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Friday, August 23rd
TORONTO, Outreach in Fairbank
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Shortt Street and Eglinton Ave West
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Saturday, August 24th
SCARBOROUGH, TamilFest Outreach
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM | #21 - 3001 Markham Road
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HAMILTON, Workers' Rights for People with Disabilities
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | 818 King Steet East
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Sunday, August 25th
TORONTO, Decent Work Picnic at Viewmount Park
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Viewmount Park
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Tuesday, August 27th
TORONTO, Toronto Wide Organizing Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223
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Monday, September 2nd
TORONTO, $15 & Fairness at Labour Day
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Trinity Bellwoods Park
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Sunday, September 8th
BRAMPTON, Brampton Decent Work Picnic
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Chinguacousy Park
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Saturday, September 14th
NORTH BAY, Know your Rights Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 222 McIntyre St W
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