Help make sure changes to Ontario labour laws help workers.
Please mobilize your members and activists to let the government know Bill 148 needs to be improved to correct the huge imbalance in our economy that continues to leave workers behind. The government needs to hear how this legislation will impact working people across the province. Attend one of the committee hearings, write your MPP a letter.
The last round of public hearings for Bill 148 are taking place starting on Monday, October 30, and we need you to show support at Queen’s Park.
These hearings are open to the public. Specifically, on Monday and Thursday, we need to pack Queen’s Park with labour and community allies to show that decent work matters. We need the best decent work bill we can get.
Please let us know if you plan to attend:
- Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 | 1:30pm-6:00pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 | 9:00am-10:15 am
- Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 | 9:00am-10:15am and 2:30pm-6:00pm
Rally to support decent work and striking college faculty, Thursday at Queen’s Park, 12-2pm!
On Thursday, Nov. 2, from 12:00-2:00 pm, join thousands of striking OPSEU college faculty who will be rallying at Queen’s Park to demand fairness and a stronger Bill 148. We need to join them in full force. Their fight is our fight!
Please let us know you plan to attend
Details on public hearings:
During the hearings, you will hear from labour and community about the changes we need to Bill 148, including better scheduling rights, stronger equal pay for equal work language and greater access to unionization. There are 12,000 OPSEU college faculty on strike right now, and one of their major demands is equal pay for equal work. This is our chance to make that language meaningful!
The Bill needs to go further, and this will be our last chance to make changes under the review of the bill before it becomes law after third reading. You will also see the big business lobby trying to argue that decent work will hurt the economy, but what they really mean is that it will hurt their pockets. That’s why we need to be there in full force!
*Note: Do not wear any visible campaign slogans on your shirt, bring a piece of identification (i.e., driver’s license, health card, etc.) We hope you can get there half an hour before the start of the hearing to make sure we fill the rooms first.