Championing workers’ rights
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Workers of Colour committee and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) are celebrating African Liberation and Black History Month by launching our fifth annual Legacies of Labour and Community Activism poster series.
The Legacies series honours the historical achievements of African Canadians and features the ongoing contributions of activists in the Black community.
Progressive politicians, like MPP Dr. Jill Andrew, are recognized for their unflagging commitment to advocating for the rights of workers, protecting our public services, and ending this cost-of-living crisis, which has a disproportionate impact on Black, racialized, and other equity-deserving communities.
The struggle to make ends meet is hurting people across this province. Legislation like Bill 124 keeps wages low while costs are skyrocketing. Bill 28 was a clear attack on the ability to negotiate, and aimed to strip all workers of their rights to bargain for a fair contract or to strike. Bill 23 is a threat to our protected lands and does nothing to fix the terrible affordable housing shortage in this province.
Dr. Andrew has always championed workers’ rights. Contact your MPP today and ensure that they support MPP Andrew’s Motion 9 to:
- Address the significant labour shortages in hospitals and other critical public infrastructure
- Increase frontline worker salaries in keeping with the rising cost of living
- Provide 10 employer-paid sick days and 14 paid sick days during a declared health emergency
- Address the realities faced by all workers, including women-identifying workers and other historically marginalized workers
This Motion brings the demands of the Enough is Enough campaign to Queen’s Park as the OFL and the CBTU call for:
- Real wage increases
- Keeping schools and health care public
- Affordable groceries, gas, and basic goods
- Rent control and affordable housing
- Make the banks and corporations pay
Learn more about the Enough is Enough campaign here.
This African Liberation and Black History Month, and every month – we must all commit to continuing our work toward Black liberation, social justice, and equality for all.