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FALL 2018 NEWSLETTER

Your quarterly update from Workers United Canada

Action Alert: Defend Workers' Rights

Doug Ford’s government broke their promise to the people of Ontario last week by tabling legislation to take away the majority our new labour rights under Bill 148

Millions believed Doug Ford when he promised to govern FOR THE PEOPLE. Clearly, he is more interested in looking out for his rich CEO friends.

Workers in Ontario desperately need these changes. 


For those of us with a union who are fortunate to have better working conditions, we are still negatively affected by this downward pressure on wages and workers' rights. 

It's time to defend our gains. 
Take Action

$15 & Fairness in Manitoba

The fight for a $15 minimum wage and Fairness is not just limited to Ontario, the movement is also taking root in Manitoba. 

Workers United attended the campaign launch in Winnipeg last month.

Click here to listen to a radio interview about the campaign featuring Deena Ladd from the Workers' Action Centre.

Welcome Polycultural Workers! 

Welcome to the newest members of Workers United family: Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services in Toronto & Mississauga. 

On August 29, workers at Polycultural in Mississauga voted to unionize with Workers United, joining hundreds of social service workers from agencies such as CICS, WoodGreen Community Services, Delta Family Resources Centre, Red Door Family Shelter, Nellie's, and Toronto CRC.

On October 12, Polycultural workers at five locations in Toronto joined with their recently unionized colleagues in Mississauga.  

WUCC Scholarship Winners 

Congratulations to the winners of our annual scholarship award: Ishita Sood and Mackenzie Forsythe.

Each recipient was awarded $1,500 towards the cost of their studies. 

Stay tuned for details on the timeline for our 2019 WUCC Scholarship Award.

 

Young Workers Unite!

Hats off to our youngest workers who are leading the charge. 

Pictured are the members of the our Workers United Youth Committee in Winnipeg. 

The Youth Committee was established with the support of our summer student Hasna Syed and has ambitious plans for the future. 

International Leadership Visit 

Did you know that Workers United Canada has a sister union in the United States with nearly 100,000 members?

In September, at the invitation of Workers United Canada Director Barry Fowlie, WU International President Lynne Fox and Secretary Treasurer Edgar Romney visited the massive TJX distribution centres in Mississauga & Brampton to speak directly with our members. 

Know Someone Who Needs a Union?

If you know someone who may be interested in forming a union at their workplace, please get in touch: info@workersunitedunion.ca

Workers United members and staff at the Labour Day rally in Toronto
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