We showed solidarity with striking Metro grocery store workers on August 3! Metro, a corporation that made almost $1 billion in profit last year (and is set to surpass that in 2023), claims they cannot afford decent wages and working conditions for their workers. The workers know that isn’t true, and the public knows it too.
Last year, Metro’s CEO Eric La Flèche made almost $5.4 million off the backs of Metro workers. Meanwhile, many Metro workers are still struggling to afford groceries from the stores they work in. That’s why 3,700 Metro workers from 27 locations are on strike right now on picket lines to demand fair wages, decent hours and job security.
Make your solidarity with Metro workers visible! The best way to thank frontline Metro workers for their hard work and sacrifice during the pandemic is to show support now.
Here’s how you can show solidarity:
- Find a picket line near you and visit between 8 AM – 8 PM. Bring friends, coffee or a snack. If you can, print copies of this leaflet telling people how they can lend their support.
- Take a solidarity selfie. Print one of these signs of solidarity or make your own, and share it using these hashtags: #SupportMetroWorkers #Justice4Workers #MetroStrike.
- Put up solidarity posters near a Metro store or bus stop.
- Email your MPP to ask them to publicly support Metro workers.
When the Workers’ Action Centre launched the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign back in 2015, Metro workers with Unifor were right there with us on the frontlines, fighting to improve wages and working conditions for all Ontario workers. This same fight for decent work continues today and we are confident that Metro workers will win! A win for Metro workers is a win for all frontline Ontario workers.
Hope to see you on the picket lines!