The movement for decent jobs is growing. April 15 has been designated as a global day of action, and in cities and towns across Ontario OPSEU will join dozens of other groups in demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage, decent hours, paid sick days, the right to join and keep a union, and workplace rules that protect all of us.
The movement began in the US in 2014 with fast food and retail workers walking off the job in support of their demand for a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Momentum built the next year as 14 American cities and counties in seven states agreed to increase the minimum wage to $15.
In Ontario, the government is currently conducting a review of labour and employment laws for the first time in a generation. Now is the time for working people to put pressure on Queen’s Park to come through with real change to the minimum wage and greater protections for precarious workers.
Find your event on April 15 and join us:
Information picket: 7:30 a.m. at Dufferin Subway Station (north-west corner of Bloor Street W. and Dufferin Street),Toronto
March: 12 noon from the Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street, Toronto
Rally: 12:30 p.m. at the Ministry of Labour, 400 University Avenue, Toronto
Rally: 3:00 p.m. at MPP Jeff Leal's office, 236 King Street, Peterborough
March: 3:30 p.m. start at Canadian Tire 320, Bayfield Street, Barrie
Rally: 4:30 p.m. at MPP Ann Hoggarth's office, 20 Bell Farm Road, Barrie
There will be free pizza!
Rally: 3:00 p.m. at 3111 Convair Drive, Brampton
(Headquarters of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority)
Rally: 4:00 p.m. at the constituency office of Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, 20 Lakeshore Road W, Mississauga
Rally: 12 noon at MPP, Glenn Thibeault’s constituency office, 555 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury
Information picket: from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at McDonald's restaurant, 1268 King Street E., Hamilton
Rally: 12:30 p.m. at 120 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay
Information picket: from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the corner of University Avenue and Union Street, in front of the Stauffer Library
Rally: 3 p.m. at 78 Centre Street North, Unit 2, Oshawa
Rally: 11:30 a.m. at Victoria Park, downtown Kitchener
Rally: 12 noon at Oscar Peterson Statue, corner of Elgin Street and Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa
Visit the Convention Index page.