When WAC members learned that the provincial government was planning to cut $6 million from Employment Standards enforcement in 2012, we took to the streets immediately and started mobilizing to stop the cut. WAC members speak out in our “Stop the $ million cut” video – part of our campaign to pressure the Ontario government to keep these much-needed dollars to protect the rights of working people.
WAC is asking our allies to email Dalton McGuinty with this message: “Wage theft is at a crisis in Ontario. Now more than ever workers need protection from wage theft in our workplaces. Cutting $6 million from Employment Standards enforcement will hurt workers, communities and our economy. Please keep your promise to Ontario workers. Don’t cut $6 million from Employment Standards Enforcement.” And our members will be visiting their local MPP’s with the same message: Stop the cuts!
(A special thanks to the Barenaked Ladies)
VICTORY UPDATE May 2012: The Dalton McGuinty government has since pledged to restore $5.5 million in planned cuts to employment standards enforcement—and to bring us to the table to figure out the most effective way to use these funds to better enforce employment standards and prevent wage theft. Visit our Stop Wage Theft page for more information.