The 7th annual Workers’ Bowl fundraiser wrapped up successfully this past Saturday. Many friends and allies, old and new, came out committed to raising money for programs to support workers in precarious employment. Thank you for raising money that will be used in our leadership education and training programs, as well as internships at the Workers’ Action Centre. If you didn’t get the chance, the Workers’ Bowl is still open for donations until Friday, November 16. (Tax receipts are available for donations of $10 or more.) You can also help us get the word out to your networks about our awesome decent work leaders like Linda.
Since Linda graduated from our leadership program, she has become a strong defender of workers’ rights. As a former daycare worker, she has experienced precarious work, including low wages, safety concerns, lack of benefits, and no paid sick days. When children came in with contagious illnesses because their parents couldn’t stay home with them, Linda got sick, too. That meant paying out of her own pocket for medicine while having to stay home without pay. Eventually, she was injured at work, and did not receive compensation from her employer. Not long after, Linda attended a workers’ rights workshop and was inspired to join the Workers’ Action Centre that same day!
Linda is motivated to stand up for the rights of all workers and she is sparking change across Scarborough. Leading outreach to workers every week, Linda has an incredible ability to organize workers in her community! She also facilitates workers’ rights workshops and informs local government representatives about the issues facing workers. As Linda passes on her knowledge about our rights at work, more workers gain the confidence to stand up and speak out.
We are honoured that Linda and many other grassroots organizers continue the hard work that keeps the decent work movement going strong. It is the support from friends and allies like you that lifts up our leaders through community and leadership programs. Please donate today and also share Linda’s story with your networks. Thank you for standing up for decent work!