Join us on International Workers’ Day this Sunday for the May 1st Rally and March! Let’s show our power and commitment to fighting for decent wages and working conditions for all workers in Ontario. We need to send a strong message that weakening labour laws in Ontario is unacceptable. This is even more important since earlier this month, the Ontario government passed Bill 88, making wage theft against gig workers legal and NOT ensuring full worker protection under our basic labour laws. The unanswered demands of app-based couriers and drivers for basic protection, the need for paid sick days during this sixth wave of COVID-19 and the failure to protect temp agency workers on the job are just a few reasons why you have to come out on May 1st!
As all the political parties gear up for the June 2nd provincial election, it’s up to each of us to say loud and clear what workers need and deserve! Sign up to join the Province-Wide Day of Action on May 1st and you’ll receive details about the action closest to you. We need you to help show our strength as we demand a workers-first agenda, including the repealing of Bill 88, a $20 minimum wage, an end to misclassification, and much more. Invite your family and friends for an inspiring day of raising worker voices and putting forward a vision for a better Ontario!
For the past two years, we have witnessed wealthy corporations like Amazon and Walmart rake in record profits while many of us are now visiting food banks, falling deeper into debt and working 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. Read and share the Justice for Workers means Racial Justice primer that shows how precarious work hurts our communities, hitting Black, racialized, immigrant, and migrant workers the hardest.
Together, our members and allies continue to do a great job building worker power in our communities through outreach on the streets, in malls, at bus terminals and workshops. But there are still more workers out there to bring on board to fight for workplace justice! Join a local outreach event to talk with your neighbours about why we need stronger worker rights for a just recovery. Find a local action on the Justice for Workers website. Let’s get workers and other community members ready to vote for decent work come June 2nd.
You can begin building energy in your neighbourhood by inviting folks to the May 1st action near you! In Toronto, there will be a family-friendly event where workers from various sectors will speak out for what we all need, from 10 paid sick days to affordable housing, status for all and much, much more. Justice for Workers Toronto will host a celebration at Grange Park at 11:30 am on Sunday, May 1st and then march to the Ministry of Labour and Queen’s Park. Can’t wait to see you there!