Friday, October 7, 2016

Changing Workplaces Review.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION AVAILABLE:
October 14 deadline for feedback on Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report

  • Workers' Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services have published a response to the Changing Workplaces Review. Download it here. They have also prepared a sample cover letter for others to use as a template while endorsing the WAC & PCLS submission: available here.
  • The Ontario Federation of Labour is also working on a submission that can serve as a template document and we will share it as soon as it is ready for distribution. We are encouraging all groups to support the OFL's submission.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Raise the Minimum Wage to $15

Please join us in calling for at least $15 an hour for all workers now. Watch and share this fantastic music video written, performed and produced by Nadine MacKinnon. And don't forget to tweet Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne @Kathleen_Wynne and Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn @MPPKevinFlynn to let them know that all workers deserve at least $15 an hour - NOW! Please use #15andFairness and #MakeItFair.

Friday, June 24, 2016

KEEP HYDRO PUBLIC!












Concerned about the Liberal’s government decision to privatize Ontario hydro without public consultation, debate, accountability or transparency?

Wondering how will this decision impact you, local businesses, industries, municipal and regional governments? Want to be involved in this campaign?

JOIN US for a PUBLIC MEETING on

Day: Wednesday JUNE 29
Time: 7 pm
Place: Central Branch of St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street, St. Catharines.

For more information contact Adrian: balojin@gmail.com or call Sue 905-932-1646

The Citizens Coalition Against Privatization [CCAP] is a broad based, non-partisan group of Ontarians working together on this campaign.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Fight for $15 & Fairness




Niagara Workers Activist Group & Niagara Regional Labour Council: FIGHT FOR $15 & FAIRNESS:

Workers, are you sick and tired living under precarious working conditions? Come, hear, see,  and discuss what we can do to make our wor...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 15 Rally

Join us for a rally outside of Jim Bradley's office as we as we fight for $15 and Fairness. 
April 15, 2015 at 10 am to 10:30 am
2 Secord Drive, Unit 2
St. Catharines

This day of action is especially timely, as we wait for the Interim Report of the Changing Workplaces Review. Last year we lobbied our Niagara MPPS for much needed changes to Ontario Employment Standards and the Labour Law. We presented our briefs to the review panel outlining our concerns and our recommended changes .
On April 15, we want to remind our MPPs that workers want:

  • A $15 minimum wage with no exemptions for any worker 
  • Decent hours that we can live on
  • Paid sick days
  • Respect at work
  • Rules that protect everyone
Through province-wide organizing, the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage made major gains winning an increase to the minimum wage and indexation to inflation in 2014. But we know that workers need more than that to be lifted out of poverty, have decent jobs and live healthy lives. So we're taking our fight to the next level and launching the Fight for $15 and Fairness! 

Our fight is part of a larger movement that is gaining momentum across North America. April 15 is a global day of action in the Fight for $15. Workers will be walking off the job in over 100 US cities, with solidarity actions in 40 countries around the world. 

Community and labour groups across Ontario are organizing actions for $15 and fairness. 

April 15th rally at MPP Bradley office on Secord Drive, St. Catharines