December has begun! Holiday songs are playing on the radio, festive decorations are coming out from their dusty boxes and the new year is around the corner!
This month we want to celebrate the workers who help us prepare for a wonderful holiday season. They put in long hours, greet us with a smile and help us meet the needs of our loved ones. Join us in wishing them a happy 2016 full of respect at work, predictable hours and schedules!
Outdated Labour Laws Fail Workers
Ontario law provides little protection against erratic schedules. Workers are denied dependable hours that they can plan their lives around, but are expected to be available on a moment’s notice. Without fair wages and decent hours, workers juggle two, sometimes three jobs to make ends meet. Many retail workers struggle with the stress of paying the bills and finding childcare.
As the Ministry of Labour continues its review of employment standards, we have a unique opportunity to improve work conditions across Ontario. Together we can win legislation that ensures respect at work as well as predictable hours and schedules.
Join the Action
- Share the holiday visual on Facebook and Twitter to show your support.
- Come out on Saturday, December 12 to attend a festive action at the Eaton Centre in Toronto featuring holiday caroling, candy canes and more! Visit the Facebook event page to let us know you are coming and invite your friends.
- Organize an event in your community to celebrate Ontario’s retail workers. There are many ways to amplify our wishes for $15 & Fairness in the new year, tell us about yours! We can send you print copies of retail worker rights visuals, holiday wishes cards addressed to Premier Wynne as well as our leaflets, if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.