Spring to Action!

March 06, 2024

The next Ontario Decent Work online organizing meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm and we hope you can join us!

Status-For-All Actions on March 16 and 17th

At our meeting, we’ll be hearing from migrant workers who are leading the fight for full and permanent immigration status. Now is the time to fight to make sure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps his promise to protect all of us. Let us know if you can join the actions across Canada on March 16 & 17 Days of Action

Keep the LCBO Public and protect good jobs in our communities

March 12 is also a day of action to protect good jobs in our communities and keep LCBO outlets public!

OPSEU LCBO graphic

If Premier Ford hands over the LCBO to private corporations like Loblaws or Metro, not only will we lose decent jobs in our local communities, we will also lose the $2.5 billion in revenue that funds public services like healthcare and education. We cannot let that happen! 

From 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 12 workers who are members of OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) and who do the frontline work in our local LCBO stores, will be visiting MPP offices in 11 different communities. Strong public support will help send a message to our elected representatives that workers are united in demanding good jobs and ensuring public revenue continues to support the services we depend on.

If you are available to join an action on Tuesday, March 12 between 10:00 am and 11:00 am, please RSVP right now. (Don't forget to take a photo, tag us on socials @FairWagesNow and use the hashtag #Justice4Workers so we can find and share them.) 

We'll also have a report-back from the day of action at our Justice for Workers organizing meeting that same evening at 7:00 pm.

Health providers call for Healthcare-For-All

Watch and share this video of health providers calling on the Ontario government to provide health care for all. As we learned from the COVID pandemic, none of us are safe unless all of us are safe. But by refusing to provide care for uninsured people, the Ontario government is allowing illnesses to spread in our communities and letting injured workers' health get worse. This is why health providers are demanding paid sick days, decent wages, safe working conditions, and -- crucially -- health care for all.

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Inflation: What it is and how to fight it

We're working to organize strategic conversations across Ontario to help us better understand inflation and the cost of living crisis that we're all struggling with. 

Some people say the way to address inflation is to cut government spending on public services; others say high interest rates are the best medicine. But are those the only options? Will those strategies work for workers? Do we all understand what really causes inflation? To find out and learn more, we need to have these kinds of conversations in every community we can.

The good news is that Hamilton is hosting the first set of workshops on these issues on Saturday, April 13! Please come if you can. And if you would like to host this kind of strategic planning session with your co-workers or in your community, let us know and we'll do our best to help make it happen.  

Hamilton - Inflation Workshop

Thank you so much for all you do in the fight for decent work. Hope to see you at the next Justice for Workers event or solidarity action! And please keep scrolling down to find upcoming actions near you. 

Pam Frache

Justice for Workers

Upcoming Actions and Events

Toronto: Outreach Blitz - Status for All

Friday, March 08, 2024
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Dundas West TTC Station
Click here to register

Toronto: Leafleting - Status for All rally

Friday, March 08, 2024
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Dawah Centre, 1168 Bloor St W
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Guelph: Documentary Screening - US AGAINST THE STATE

Thursday, March 14, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Albert A. Thornbrough Building, 50 S Ring Rd, Brass Taps, Guelph
Click here to register

Toronto: Organizing Meeting - Justice for Workers

Tuesday, April 09, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Organizing Space, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd Floor, Toronto
Click here to register

Hamilton: Workshop - INFLATION: What it is and how to fight it

Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Solidarity Place, 51 Adair St S, Hamilton
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Guelph: Public Meeting - It's Not Your Fault! The Mental-Health Crisis of Capitalism

Sunday, April 14, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
42 Carden St, Guelph
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Ontario: Organizing Meeting - Justice for Workers

Tuesday, May 07, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Click here to register

Events and actions come online regularly, so be sure to visit our events page for the most up-to-date list! Let us know if you have an event to include, or need organizing support!