Brilliant Day of Action!
September 18's Day of Action was magnificent right across the country.
We were inspired as migrants led rallies with thousands of people demanding the federal government regularize EVERYONE and grant full immigration status for ALL. With so many community and labour organizations joining the call for #StatusForAll, it has never been more true: "The people, united, will never be defeated."
But the fight is not over. That's why we're counting on you to be at the next Justice for Workers organizing meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm EDT.
Can you help us plan the next steps for our campaign?
At Tuesday's meeting, we're planning to have 5 breakout groups:
1. Status for All
We'll talk about next steps in our fight for rights, regularization and status for 1.7 million migrants in this country, including 500,000 undocumented persons.
If you haven't yet, please sign the Status for All petition.
2. Climate Justice
Climate justice = Migrant justice = Justice for workers. Join this group to finalize plans to give a big push to promote the Global Climate Strike happening this Friday September 23.
In Toronto, Justice for Workers will join the labour contingent on Friday, September 23 at 12:30 pm at the Steel Hall (25 Cecil Street). RSVP to let us know you're coming.
3. Fix Employment Insurance
Employment insurance (EI) is inaccessible and inadequate for too many workers. But instead of making EI better, the federal government is planning to make it worse on September 25th. We can't let them get away with it! Join this group to strategize about how we can push the government to honour their promise to make EI better.
If you haven't yet, please sign the petition to fix Employment Insurance.
4. Labour solidarity and justice for workers
Join this breakout group to organize the solidarity required for a workers' movement that cannot be divided. How we can we directly support workers who are fighting for their rights at work? And how do we build support for our Justice for Workers demands, like a $20 minimum wage; equal pay for equal work, and making it easier for workers to join unions?
Take action now to support Safety Inspectors who are striking for safety for all of us.
5. Paid sick days
Peggy Sattler, NDP MPP for London West, has tabled Bill 4, Stay Home If You Are Sick Act, 2022. If passed, this bill will create legislation for 10 permanent paid sick days plus an additional 14 days during public health outbreaks like COVID.
This bill has passed the first reading. But we need to pull out all the stops to demand our local Members of Provincial Parliament vote in favour of the bill when it comes up for second reading when the Ontario Legislative Assembly resumes after October 25.
Thanks again for your part in the magnificent day of action for Status for All! To see more pictures from September 18, check out our pix on Facebook and on Instagram. And if you have photos to share, please post them and tag #StatusForAll and #Justice4Workers. We'd love to see them!
Hope to see you at the Justice for Workers online organizing meeting this Tuesday at 7:00 pm! Don't forget to RSVP for Tuesday's organizing meeting to get the Zoom link.