OPSEU/SEFPO joins labour allies at Queen’s Park with a message: #ListenUpFord

#ListenUpFord. That is the message that OPSEU/SEFPO, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and many other unions and community groups brought to Queen’s Park today, on the first day MPPs were back.

Group picture of workers holding picket signs in front of Queen's Park building

At the news conference held in front of the legislature, workers demanded that Premier Doug Ford address the crisis in health care staffing, fund public services, raise the minimum wage to $20, provide 10 paid sick days to all workers, repeal Bill 124, and ensure better access to a union.

Striking TSSA inspectors from OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 and their bargaining team chair, Cory Knipe, were also there to tell Doug Ford to make it easier for workers to join unions, and harder for employers like TSSA to engage in union-busting and unfair bargaining tactics.

Many opposition NDP MPPs came out to stand with the workers and support their demands, pledging to bring those demands to the Ford government inside Queen’s Park as well.

We encourage OPSEU/SEFPO members to continue telling the Ford government on social media what their priorities should be, using the hashtag #ListenUpFord.

TSSA safety inspectors on strike now