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Fight for $15 and Fairness!

Friday, April 15, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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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:                                     

Toronto

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

Peterborough

Rally: 3:00 p.m. at MPP Jeff Leal's office, 236 King Street, Peterborough

Barrie

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!

Brampton

Rally: 3:00 p.m. at 3111 Convair Drive, Brampton
(Headquarters of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority)

Mississauga

Rally: 4:00 p.m. at the constituency office of Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, 20 Lakeshore Road W, Mississauga

Sudbury

Rally: 12 noon at MPP, Glenn Thibeault’s constituency office, 555 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury

Hamilton

Information picket: from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at McDonald's restaurant, 1268 King Street E., Hamilton

North Bay

Rally: 12:30 p.m. at 120 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay

Kingston

Information picket: from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the corner of University Avenue and Union Street, in front of the Stauffer Library

Oshawa

Rally: 3 p.m. at 78 Centre Street North, Unit 2, Oshawa

Kitchener

Rally: 11:30 a.m. at Victoria Park, downtown Kitchener

Ottawa

Rally: 12 noon at Oscar Peterson Statue, corner of Elgin Street and Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa

Visit the Convention Index page.

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