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Join students, workers, retirees and community and anti-poverty activists at an anti-poverty assembly April 17 & 18 at the University of Toronto. Together, we will draft, develop and launch a “Solidarity Against Inequality” campaign, designed to put pressure on the governments of Ontario and Canada to take meaningful and immediate action to end poverty in all its forms. [more]
Ontario’s gender pay gap stands at 31.5 per cent.* That means that, for every dollar a man earns, an Ontario working woman earned 68.5 cents. This pay gap affects not only what women earn, but also women’s retirement. The average woman in Ontario would have to work until age 79 to catch up to what men earn, on average, by the time they reach 65 years of age.
Here’s what you can do:
Wear RED on Monday, April 20: Show your support for equal pay and an end to the gender pay gap by wearing wear red in your workplace on Monday, April 20. Send your WOMEN IN RED photos to [email protected] and we’ll post them on CUPE Ontario’s Facebook and Flickr pages.
Join one of the Equal Pay Day events in your area
- Leafleting at King and Yonge, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Leafleting and rally at College and University, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Info tent on Queen’s campus (exact location tba), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Leafleting at King and Talbot, 12:00 noon
Interested in hosting your own event? Go to www.equalpaycoalition.org and download 2015’s Action Kit for Equal Pay Day.
Email your MPP and municipal councillor
Tell your MPP and your councillor that
- You are writing in support of Equal Pay Day, April 20, 2015.
- You support Premier Kathleen Wynne’s directive to reduce the wage gap between male and female workers in Ontario.
- You are asking them to take the pledge to work to close Ontario’s gender pay gap (www.equalpaycoalition.org/2015-action-kit).
To find out more: www.equalpaycoalition.org
Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
No one should die because of their work, yet in Ontario a worker dies almost every day because of workplace hazards and incidents. Worker deaths are tragedies not only for their families, but for the people they work with and for their communities. On this day, we stand in solidarity with workers around the world and share with each other a collective sense of loss.
By remembering those who have been killed or injured, we remember why we must continue to fight for the health and safety of workers. Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent such tragedies. We stand up for workers and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards. Through political action, we pursue laws to protect workers and make sure those laws are enforced.
|Newmarket (Poster)||CUPE Local 905 Union Hall, 165 Pony Drive, Newmarket||Unveiling a plaque and dedicating our fountains and garden @ 10:30a.m., moment of silence @ 11:00|
|Thunder Bay (Poster)||929 Fort William Rd., Thunder Bay||5:30p.m. followed by buffet dinner|
|Cobourg||Lucas Point Park||4:15 p.m.|
|North Bay||City Hall||10:45 a.m.|
|Kingston||City Hall||11:30 a.m.-2p.m.|
|Toronto||High Park (Bloor Street on East side of High Park Ave)||Noon – location is by condo project where Luigi Cudini and Shane Jennings were killed March 27 after scaffolding broke|
|York Region||Woodbine Memorial Arena, 5020 Hwy 7||11:00 a.m.|
The 52nd Annual CUPE Ontario Convention will take place at the Toronto Sheraton Centre Hotel from Wednesday, May 27th through Saturday, May 30th as we celebrate our 52nd year.
Elliot Lake pride will take place from May 29 – May 31.
Tri-pride pride will take place from May 29 – June 6
Niagara pride will take place from May 31 – June 6
Durham pride will take place from June 3 – June 7
Kingston pride will take place from June 11 – June 14