May 14, 2015

Public consultations announced for review of Ontario’s labour laws

The Ontario government has announced the dates and locations of the first public consultations being undertaken for its review of labour laws, the Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).

To register to make a presentation at the consultations, email [email protected] or call 1-888-868-5844. You can also submit your testimony in writing. To find out more about the process, visit the Ministry of Labour’s website here.

These public consultations are an important opportunity for the government to hear from workers, unions, and community organizations across the province about how the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act need to be updated and strengthened in order to better protect workers.

The Fight for $15 & Fairness is organizing across the province to send a clear message to the government that our labour laws have not kept up with changing employment relationships and have been weakened by exemptions, loopholes, and inadequate enforcement. This has left too many workers unprotected. Workers know what needs to change to create decent work in Ontario, and will be using these public consultations to make these recommendations heard.

Read this report to learn more about what’s wrong with Ontario’s labour laws and for a full list of recommendations for how they need to be improved. To find out more and get involved in the campaign, contact us!

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