Day of Action to Support Metro Workers
It's Day 11, and 3,700 Metro grocery store workers at 27 locations are still fighting for better pay, decent hours, and job security.
Metro made a billion in profit last year. They can afford to pay their workers fairly. That's why Metro workers are fighting back against Metro's business model of turning full-time, decent-paying jobs into part-time, lower-wage jobs that offer fewer protections.
If Metro workers win, it makes it easier for all frontline workers to demand better wages and working conditions. We all need good jobs in our communities — that's why are doing everything we can to help these workers win.
Here's how you can take action on Wednesday:
1) Visit a picket line near you
Your presence will let these brave workers know they aren't alone. Justice for Workers leaders like you are hosting 8 picket line visits in the following locations:
- 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM: 1050 Kennedy Circle
- 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: 3221 Eglinton Ave. East
- 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: 40 Eglinton Square
- 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Don Mills Metro, 1050 Don Mills Road
- 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: 425 Bloor St. West, Toronto (near Spadina Station)
- 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: 2300 Yonge Street, Toronto (near Eglinton Station)
- 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM: 100 Lynn Williams Street, Toronto (Liberty Village)
- 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: 3003 Danforth Avenue, Toronto (near Victoria Park Station)
Visit any of the 27 locations on strike
- Drop by a Metro picket line in your neighbourhood or on your way to work. Picket lines are up between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm and you can visit any time.
- Click here and scroll down to find the full list of 27 stores on strike.
2) Share a solidarity selfie
- Download a sign or make your own—then snap a selfie and share it on social media using hashtags: #SupportMetroWorkers, #Justice4Workers, and #MetroStrike.
3) Put up a poster
Print these posters and put them up around any grocery store in your neighbourhood, on your door, or in your window. Be sure to post a pic on social media (and tag us @FairWagesNow). You could also take these posters to work and post a photo with all your co-workers. If you use any of these hashtags, we will share your post: #SupportMetroWorkers, #Justice4Workers, and #MetroStrike
If you don’t have a printer and live in Toronto, you can pick up some outside room 223 at 720 Spadina Avenue anytime between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
If you're outside the GTA, we can also mail posters to you if you fill out this order form.
4) Contact your MPP
Use our email tool to contact your Member of Provincial Parliament to urge them to publicly back the Metro grocery store workers. If you've already sent an email, please invite a co-worker or friend send a message as well.