Enough is Enough Day of Action: Workers available to speak on the cost-of-living crisis

May 30, 2023

TORONTO – On Saturday, June 3, Justice for Workers is joining forces with the Ontario Federation of Labour, tenants unions, anti-poverty groups, and others to demand real action on the cost of living crisis in Ontario. 

Organizers with Justice for Workers will be available for comment at local actions in Toronto, Ottawa, Guelph, Hamilton, and Brampton. These workers will explain how the cost of living crisis is affecting them and why they are organizing in their workplaces and communities. Workers have had enough and are demanding the Ontario government take meaningful action to raise wages and improve working conditions, invest in good public housing and legislate real rent control, properly fund education, healthcare, and all the public services we need. 

WHO: Low-wage, and precarious workers leading the movement for decent work
WHAT: Enough is Enough Day of Action
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2023, at various times (see list below for details)

  • Toronto: 12 noon - Nathan Phillips Square, arriving at Queen’s Park at approx. 1:30 PM 
  • Ottawa: 12 noon - Major's Hill Park
  • Guelph: 12 noon - Market Square, Guelph City Hall
  • Hamilton: 12 noon - Gore Park, 1 Hughson Street
  • Brampton: 11:00 AM - Eldorado Park, 8520 Creditview Rd
  • Click here for a full list of actions with their locations and schedule 

WHY: Workers are demanding: 

  • A $20 minimum wage and real wage increases
  • Public healthcare & education, with enough staff and decent work
  • Rent control and good public housing
  • Affordable groceries, gas, and basic goods
  • Corporations & banks to pay their fair share

VISUALS: Colourful signs, banners, and flags will be on display at these local events 

The cost of everything is through the roof, but wages have not kept up. To make matters worse, the public services we rely on like transit, childcare, and healthcare are being gutted to make way for more privatization. Workers have had enough!  

For more information or to arrange an interview, please call Rajean Hoilett at 289-923-3534