Our Future Reimagined
A Just Recovery for All
A Statement from the CUPE Ontario Young Workers Committee
On the front lines across the province, workers continue to risk their lives to keep people safe, and to keep services running for the good of the public. COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic we’re fighting. From our workplaces, to our homes, workers are under attack. In a time when we need to invest in our public services, we are facing austerity measures from the Ford government and an agenda of privatization that will leave young workers further and further behind. But the path to recovery does not have to be this way.
We know that in order for there to be economic recovery we need to centre our most marginalized communities. We need to eliminate the discriminatory student minimum wage and ensure all workers are making a living wage. We need paid sick days for all to keep workers and our communities safe from the spread of disease. We need a fully funded education system from Kindergarten to Post-Secondary Education. We need more accessible housing to protect our vulnerable populations who are already at some of the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. We need environmental justice, immigration status for all and equity for Black, Indigenous, Racialized people, women and 2SLGBTQ+ people.
We know what we need, we’ve been promoting community needs for a long time, but we also need to make our government hear us. That is why the CUPE Ontario Young Workers Committee is launching the campaign, Our Future Reimagined. Our Future Reimagined is our campaign to demand a just recovery for all.
To kick off our campaign, we’re asking you to submit a video that is 30 seconds to 1 minute long about what your future reimagined is. Send us the video at [email protected].
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