In this week's Toronto & York Region Labour Council news:
- This Thursday: March Delegates Meeting: Featuring Guest Speaker CUPW President Jan Simpson
- This Saturday: IWD Toronto 2021: Fighting for a Just Future for All
- Save The Date: IDERD 2021: Making Good Trouble*
- Construction Industry Response to Systemic Racism: Declaration of Inclusive Workplaces and Communities
- LabourACTION: Winter 2021 Issue
- Spotlight On… Paid Sick Days
- Spotlight On… Gig Workers United
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MARCH DELEGATES MEETING: FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER JAN SIMPSON
The March 2021 TYRLC delegates meeting will feature guest speaker Jan Simpson, president of CPW. The meeting will also feature a presentation from Maureen King on the history of Labour Council's first women delegates.
Date: Thursday March 4
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Facebook & Zoom
THIS SATURDAY: IWD TORONTO 2021
Rise Above The Pandemic: Fighting for a Just Future for All, IWD Toronto will be hosting a virtual rally this year, broadcasted directly from their Facebook Page.
Date: Saturday March 6
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: www.facebook.com/LabourCouncil & Zoom
If you have accessibility requirements or would like the poster in an alternative format, please contact [email protected]
IDERD 2021 ONLINE FORUM: MAKING GOOD TROUBLE*
The Toronto & York Region Labour Council and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations is proud to present, Making Good Trouble*: An online forum on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism & Discrimination. The forum will feature conversations around racial justice as it relates to allyship, education, health, workplaces and our broader society.
Date: Saturday March 21
Time: 3:00 pm
Ford’s failure continues to hurt our workplaces and communities.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY RESPONSE TO SYSTEMIC RACISM:
DECLARATION OF INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES AND COMMUNITIES
On February 24th, Toronto’s construction industry launched the Declaration of Inclusive Workplaces and Communities. acknowledging that systemic racism is a reality, committing to addressing it and affirming that the industry needs to be safe and welcoming for everyone who helps build our city.
Last summer Torontonians were sickened by the placing of nooses on a number of construction job sites. Unions and contractors immediately issue statements condemning these acts of hate, and workplace meetings made it clear there would be zero tolerance for racist acts. Labour Council worked with affiliated construction unions to create a plan that would be “actionable and intentional” – with concrete steps to develop industry-wide anti-racism training and ongoing programs that build a culture of safety and inclusion for all.
LABOURACTION WINTER 2021 ISSUE
The latest issue of the Labour Action newsletter is out now, featuring the first "Profiles of Courage" series, Labour Council’s 150th Anniversary, Honouring Black Construction Workers; and more!. You can view and download the newsletter by clicking the link below.
SPOTLIGHT ON... PAID SICK DAYS
Yesterday, the Ford Conservatives voted down the NDP bill for paid sick days. Despite the call from cities and Boards of Health across the province for paid sick days as a health and safety issue, Ford refuses. But the struggle continues..
SPOTLIGHT ON... GIG WORKERS UNITED
Gig Workers United relaunched their campaign last week in their continued efforts to organize app based delivery couriers with CUPW.
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