In this weeks' Toronto & York Region Labour Council news:
- Ford Conservatives fail Ontarians again
- Coming Up: Lobby Week – Canada Plan
- Canada’s unions support Mi’kmaq treaty rights
- Register Now: Covid-19: Reality, Resilience & Recovery
- SPOTLIGHT ON… Action Anniversaries
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FORD'S PRIORITIES FAIL ONTARIANS AGAIN
Instead of focusing on safe and healthy schools and communities, the Conservative government is proposing legislation that will:
All the while blaming Ontarians for failing to get tested for Covid-19 weeks after condemning asymptomatic patients for stacking the queues.
We need to get occasional teachers into the classroom using a fair system that ensures kids are being taught by qualified and experienced educators. We need accountability for the families grieving loved ones.
Ford is not acting in good faith. He is hiding his for-profit agenda behind the pandemic while failing to halt an increasingly scary second wave.
COMING UP: NATIONAL LOBBY WEEK – PLAN FOR CANADA
We need Ottawa to listen to you, not powerful lobby groups.
While you're working hard to get through this pandemic in Toronto and York Region, special interest groups are getting face time with political leaders. You deserve the same - if not more - attention from elected officials.
We’ve got a plan to take back that power – are you in?
During the week of November 2 to 6, Labour Council activists are scheduling virtual meetings with their Members of Parliament.
Our demands are clear. We are asking the government to include a plan that replaces lost jobs with better ones, strengthens public health care and improves our social safety net in Toronto and York Region.
If you’ve never done this before, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Once you sign up for lobby days, we’ll send you easy-to-follow instructions to help you every step of the way
CANADA’S UNIONS SUPPORT MI’KMAQ TREATY RIGHTS
Canada’s unions are condemning the illegal efforts of non-Indigenous fishers to sabotage the inherent rights of the Mi’kmaq people to hunt, fish and gather off the coast of Nova Scotia, and are calling on the federal government to take immediate action to end the racist violence and uphold their treaty rights. In a statement from the Canadian Labour Congress, President Hassan Yussuf said:
“We are appalled and outraged by the relentless attempts to disrupt and undermine the Mi’kmaq fisher fleets and their right to a moderate livelihood as guaranteed by the Supreme Court of Canada… [the] troubling reports of the RCMP’s failure to protect the Mi’kmaq people, further entrenches a relationship of distrust between Indigenous communities and law enforcement. This points to systemic racism that cannot be left to stand.”
REGISTER NOW: COVID-19: REALITY, RESILIENCE & RECOVERY – UNION WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES
Women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join the Sisters of the Roundtable for a series of four interactive sessions to share our collective experiences and learnings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from a gendered perspective.
Taking place every Tuesday night this November from 7:00-8:30pm, you can register for each free session individually. Please note registration closes 24 hours before each event.