15 December, 2020 5:14 PM

Demand MPs step in

STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR MP

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STEP 2: DOWNLOAD THEIR POSTCARD

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Note: GTA MPs from the governing Liberal Caucus have bespoke postcards available for download. 

STEP 3: SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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STEP 4: TAG YOUR MP 

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Note: You can tag the photo directly. Start typing @ then add their handles/names... that way they will be notified each time you post or someone reposts

STEP 5: ADD SOME TEXT

Sample messages:

If Tropicana Community Services aren’t fit to care for their own staff – how can they do right by the whole community?
There's still time for you to make this right. Ensure management bargain in good faith so Tropicana workers get a fair deal before Christmas! #tropicanastrikes

Your government chose Tropicana to administer the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative while their staff have been on strike for weeks with management acting in bad fit. How can they do right by the Black community if they don't care for their workers? #tropicanastrikes

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MORE ON TROPICANA STRIKES:

Sign the petition: https://tinyurl.com/tropicanastrike

Take action: https://tropicanastrikes.ca/take-action/

Spread the word #tropicanastrikes

Background:

Tropicana Community Services is a long-standing community hub for Toronto's Black community. From after school programs, to daycare and more... Tropicana has transformed many lives thanks to the dedicated staff.

And yet, management has exploited their generosity so far... it has been 15 years since a wage increase. FIFTEEN YEARS.

Now they've asked staff to agree to another THREE YEARS of wage freezes and other clawbacks.

Tropicana is publicly funded. The federal, provincial and city governments should immediately stop this exploitation of Black workers. 

Workers have offered to go back to the table. Management refuse and are spreading lies to break the strike.

"Tropicana is integral to the lives of countless And I am proud to be one of them..." wrote MPP Jill Andrews in her touching personal letter of support

"This behaviour is a grave disregard of Tropicana's obligations to the Black community, of which we are apart," wrote the Coalition for Black Trade Unionists.

 


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