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CityTV News Coverage: Workers rally at Queen’s Park for $15 minimum wage

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Five thousand rally to demand change from the Ontario Government

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Fight for $15 and Fairness October 1st Rally

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Do you deserve respect at work? Do you want to see a $15 minimum wage? Do you agree that all of us need at least 7 paid sick days? Do you believe in fair scheduling? Do you want to stop wage theft, regulate temp agencies, or help other workers join a union? Then we need YOU at Queen’s Park on October 1.

The Queen’s Park Rally is at 1:00 pm, pre-rally contingents start gathering at 12:00 pm (noon).

Get the latest bus to Queen’s Park information!

Why now?

Since early 2015, the Ministry of Labour has been reviewing our employment and labour laws. And right now, our MPPs are deciding how far they are willing to go to make the legislative changes we need to improve our wages and working conditions. By coming together on October 1 in our thousands, we can help make sure our MPPs have the confidence to stand up to big business and put people before profits.

What can you do?

NOTE: SEIU Local 2 is working with the Fight for $15 & Fairness Coalition on this important event.

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Inspection blitzes needed to ensure vulnerable workers get paid: Toronto Star Editorial

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Bee Clean employees in St. Catharines win first contract

l-r: Tatjana Bersan, Joyce "Joanne" Bouley, Velma Doris Miller and Yetti Hardman

l-r: Tatjana Bersan, Joyce “Joanne” Bouley, Velma Doris Miller and Yetti Hardman

After lengthy negotiations, Bee Clean employees at the Ministry of Transportation building on St. Paul St. and the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse have ratified a first contract.

“What an amazing difference in our lives since becoming unionized!” said Chief Steward Yetti Hardman. “Our members are so impressed with SEIU Local 2 and this exceptional first contract.”

Some of the improvements workers are enjoying today include:

  • Yearly wage increases
  • A paid personal day as well as other forms of paid leave
  • Improved vacation entitlement for senior employees
  • Gas/transit premiums
  • Job posting, layoff & recall rights
  • Paid breaks
  • And more!
Adiela Moreros and Marlen Agurero.

Adiela Moreros and Marlen Agurero.

 

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