Join us for our next Justice for Workers Toronto Organizing Meeting!
At this meeting, we will:
Plan to Build the September 17 Status for All Day of Action
In a time when bills are skyrocketing and healthcare is being privatized, it's crucial to remember that migrants are among the most affected yet least protected members of our society. They grow our food, care for the sick, and build our homes, but lack permanent resident status and basic rights. We'll get an update from the Migrant Rights Network about how we can support the action being held in Toronto at Bloor and Yonge Street at 2 PM.
Discuss the October Adjustment to the Ontario Minimum Wage
Ontario's minimum wage is set to increase to $16.65 on October 1, thanks to the tireless organizing of workers who fought for cost-of-living adjustments. While Premier Ford may try to take credit, this victory belongs to the workers who secured this legislation before he even took office. However, with the current cost-of-living crisis, $16.65 is far from what workers need to get by. We'll strategize on how to share this important worker victory in our communities and build a strong base of support for our demand for a $20 minimum wage.
Learn About the New "Stop Wage Theft" Campaign
We'll also hear a report on a re-emerging campaign from the Workers' Action Centre that aims to tackle the rampant issue of wage theft. Learn why this is a pressing issue right now and how Justice for Workers can lend its support to this vital cause.
Reignite the Fight for Paid Sick Days
As we approach flu season and hear reports of an uptick in respiratory illnesses, especially with kids going back to school, the need for paid sick days is more urgent than ever. It's been six months since Ford's government eliminated the three temporary paid sick days under the WIPB scheme, forcing workers to make the impossible choice between their health and their livelihood. Led by the Decent Work and Health Network, we'll discuss strategies to continue building pressure on Ford's government to legislate at least 10 permanent, employer-paid sick days for all workers.
Support for workers fighting back in their workplaces and communities
From TVO workers and library workers on strike to rent strikes organized by workers and tenants, we want to do our best to support workers taking on bad bosses and corporate landlords. At this meeting, we'll have updates and next steps to support struggles across the GTA.
Doors open with refreshments at 5:30 PM. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM.