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Labour activists gather in support of picketing Fred Victor workers

Yesterday afternoon, workers in OPSEU Local 509 at Fred Victor picketed outside their workplace. Currently in new collective agreement negotiations, the local is demanding the elimination of subcontracting work out to temp agencies, as well as the same access to benefits and pay for all workers.

The workers at Fred Victor and their bargaining team thank all of the activists who came out to the picket from other unions, community groups, and other locals:

Thank you to those who came from:

OPSEU provincial committees

OPSEU Provincial Young Workers Committee

OPSEU Provincial Francophone Committee

OPSEU Provincial Human Rights Committee

OPSEU Provincial Rainbow Alliance

OPSEU Provincial Women’s Committee

OPSEU Provincial Indigenous Circle

Broader Public Sector All Chairs members

OPSEU Region 5

Executive Board Members Myles Magner and Edie Strachan

Greater Toronto Area Council

We Own It! organizers

Local 561 – Colleges AAT-S Seneca

Local 548 – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Comprehensive Rehab and Mental Health Services

Local 540 – Homes First

Local 511 – Surrey Place

Local 503, 586 – Ontario Public Service (OPS)

Other unions

Toronto York Region Labour Council President John Cartwright

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 79 and 416

The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)

Workers' Action Centre

Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

See below for pictures from the picket.