Rajean Hoilett

  • published Sherbourne Station Outreach Blitz in Meetings & Events 2023-02-01 16:32:21 -0500

    Sherbourne Station Outreach Blitz

    Have you had enough? Are you sick of lousy wages and working conditions? Then join us for this decent work outreach blitz. We'll be talking to our neighbors about why we need to change the laws to make work better, take on bad bosses, and support workers everywhere who are organizing for better work and wages. See you there!

    WHEN
    February 07, 2023 at 3:30pm
    WHERE
    Sherbourne Station
    Toronto, ON M4X 1L7
    Canada
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    1 rsvp rsvp

  • Public Meeting on Medicare Meltdown

    Our medicare system is under-funded, under-staffed, and under attack. Join this public meeting to talk about the crisis in healthcare. 

    The dismantling of Canadian medicare was planned in the 1970s and continued by every government since then. Knowing the cause of the problem can help us fight more effectively for the quality medical system we deserve. 

    WHEN
    February 26, 2023 at 3:00pm
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  • rsvped for Decent Work Organizing Meeting 2023-01-31 11:00:50 -0500

    Decent Work Organizing Meeting

    This meeting will be held online using Zoom. There will be ASL and live captions provided in English. Please RSVP to receive a link to join the meeting.  

    There is growing momentum for a $20 minimum wage; 10 paid sick days plus an additional 2 weeks during pandemics; the reinstatement of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit; equal pay; and real protections for frontline workers, including gig workers, temp agency workers, part-time workers and casual workers. 

    None of this would be possible without the continued and inspired organizing by people like you across Ontario. Let’s keep up the fight! Don’t miss this decent work organizing meeting. Your participation is crucial to improving working conditions in Ontario. 

    WHEN
    March 14, 2023 at 7:00pm
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  • rsvped for Decent Work Outreach 2023-01-31 11:00:39 -0500

    Decent Work Outreach

    Join Lizzie and Susan, or pop by to say hello while checking out Winterlude.

    We'll set up a table on a corner at Laurier and Elgin.

    We want to make workers’ demands heard! If you are interested in fighting for a $20 minimum wage, paid sick days, better working conditions, and protections for gig workers, join us for an hour of outreach at Winterlude. We will be petitioning and distributing leaflets with information on our Decent Work campaign demands, upcoming events, and ways to get involved. We'll also talking about our role in the new Enough is Enough campaign.
    WHEN
    February 04, 2023 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Elgin St & Laurier Ave
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2
    Canada
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  • published Beat the Bosses Bootcamp in Resources 2023-01-26 11:06:15 -0500

  • Beat the Bosses Bootcamp! Are you coming?

    Have you had enough? Are you sick of lousy wages and working conditions? Are you ready to take on the bosses at work and in the streets?

    Then the upcoming Beat the Bosses Bootcamp is for you!

    From February 24 to 26, decent work fighters from across Ontario–and elsewhere–will be coming together to share skills, experiences, and strategies to build a multi-racial, working class movement that's unstoppable.

    Over the course of the weekend, participants will be able to choose 5 workshops from 20 different sessions. And of course, throughout the weekend, we'll have lots of occasions to come together with everyone.

    Please click the button below to let us know you're coming, then fill out the registration form to indicate what support you may need to participate.  

    More information

    Beat the Bosses Bootcamp is taking place at the Toronto Metropolitan University Student Centre. We will provide light refreshments on Friday evening, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We'll also provide continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday.

    There are no registration fees for community members.

    For union members or others who can manage it, we encourage a sliding-scale, solidarity contribution of $100 to $200 (or contribute what you can) to help offset the costs of hosting the conference and helping others attend. We want every decent work fighter to attend the Bootcamp and we will never let money be a barrier to participation.

    However, due to our extremely limited resources, we ask those who require financial assistance or who have other particular needs to please register no later than Monday, February 6. 

    For those who want hotel accommodation, the Workers' Action Centre has kindly arranged availability for 20 rooms at a discounted price of $209 per night at the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Toronto. These rooms will be on hold until February 6. However, these rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early if you know you'll need a hotel.

    When you register, please let us know if you need any support organizing travel or making arrangements to stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday. Otherwise, participants will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations by calling Marriott Reservations directly at 1-(800) 847-5075 no later than Monday, February 6, 2023. Credit cards are required to book hotel rooms.

    February 6 is also the registration deadline for all those who need other special accommodations such as American Sign Language interpretation, financial support for child care, enlarged text, mobility support, interpretation, or any particular food requirements. If you need our support in making travel or accommodation arrangements, you must register no later than February 6.

    Thank you so much for being part of the Justice for Workers movement! I can't wait to receive your Beat the Bosses Bootcamp registration form!

    And just one more thing...

    We're excited to be participating in the Ontario Federation of Labour's Enough is Enough! campaign to tackle the affordability crisis that's hitting all of us so hard.

    The campaign kick-off is taking place this Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 am. I'll be there -- and I hope you will be too! Please let us know you're coming by clicking here.

    See you there! 


  • Bridging the Gap: Black Workers' Rights & Realities

    This event is being organized by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Jamaican Canadian Association, and the Toronto & York Region Labour Council. 

    Building off our first event in May 2022, Learn Your Rights is continuing to advocate and support Black workers through another Black worker's rights information clinic. This clinic is focused on the realities of Black workers & providing resources specific to these experiences!

    We've partnered with the Scarborough Hub to create a space of learning, support, and networking. There will be community organizations available to provide resources, answer questions and chat!

    Black workers are at the core of the most essential parts of the economy but anti-Black racism continues to be a factor in our realities as workers. Learning our rights helps prepare us for the realities we face as Black workers (ie. injury, illness, being laid off, workplace discrimination). Having access to resources created for Black workers helps to combat the barriers put in place by historical and systemic racism & discrimination.

    With increased access to information and resources about our rights, we can advocate for ourselves and others in our community, while learning to mobilize our workplaces.

    Learn Your Rights! Will combat some of these challenges through:

    • Access to education on workers’ rights
    • Access to relevant community organizations
    • Creation of a digital community hub that focuses specifically on Black workers
    • Access to Union experts & advice
    • Information on unionizing and organizing
    • Youth leadership opportunities

    Join us at the Hub with your family, friends & neighbours (the more the better) on February 18th & enjoy complimentary food, beverages & music! Let's work together to improve the rights & realities of Black Workers!

    Learn more at: learnyourrights.ca

    WHEN
    February 18, 2023 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    The Hub Community Centre
    2660 Eglinton Ave E
    Scarborough, ON M1K 2S3
    Canada
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  • rsvped for Organizing Meeting 2023-01-12 16:30:39 -0500

    Organizing Meeting

    We are fighting for a $20 minimum wage; 10 paid sick days; increasing social assistance rates; status for all; equal pay; and real protections for frontline workers, including gig workers, temp agency workers, part-time workers and casual workers. 

    Don’t miss this decent work organizing meeting. Let’s keep up the fight.

    Doors open with refreshments at 5:30 pm. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm.

    WHEN
    March 28, 2023 at 6:00pm
    WHERE
    Workers' Action Centre, Community Organizing Space
    720 Spadina Ave
    Toronto, ON M5S2T9
    Canada
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    4 rsvps rsvp

  • published Paid Sick Days (Bengali) in Resources 2023-01-12 13:46:42 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Bengali) in Resources 2023-01-10 17:11:18 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Somali) in Resources 2023-01-10 16:41:42 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Spanish) in Resources 2023-01-10 16:02:35 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands in Resources 2023-01-10 16:00:18 -0500


  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Tamil) in Resources 2023-01-10 15:31:26 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Somali) in Resources 2023-01-10 15:27:56 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Punjabi) in Resources 2023-01-10 15:25:48 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Bengali) in Resources 2023-01-10 15:15:18 -0500

  • published Justice for Workers Demands (Chinese) in Resources 2023-01-10 15:12:12 -0500