Last week, I asked if you were willing to act to defend the $15 minimum wage and workers’ rights.
Since then, I’ve heard from members across the province. From workplace actions, to petition collections, you’re ready to make some noise on Monday, October 15.
On Monday, Unifor members are participating in a province-wide day of action. Together, we’ll show that workers from all sectors, in communities right across the province, are united in our defense of a strengthened Employment Standards Act and the $15 minimum wage.
If you’re not sure about how to take action, here’s one idea that is easy to implement.
Wear red to work! Take photos of yourself and your fellow Unifor members with the posters that I’ve attached to this email. Post those pictures online with the hashtag #15andFairness and #Unifor.
It’s important that every single MPP understands that workers will not allow our rights to be rolled back.
To participate in events that are already organized across the province, check out the list compiled by the Worker’s Action Centre: https://www.15andfairness.org/events
Share photos and video from your actions with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, all is not lost. The protections that we won in Bill 148 are still on the books, and on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage is still set to increase.
The majority of people in this province support the $15 minimum wage, and millions of workers are counting on the increase. To take action today, email your MPP!
Ontario Regional Director