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Unemployed Workers and Migrant Workers Targeted

MEDIA RELEASE June 28, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harper’s “Cheap Labour” Agenda: Unemployed Workers and Migrant Workers Targeted TORONTO, ON—Drastic changes have been made to Employment Insurance (EI) and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). In particular, unemployed workers and migrant workers will be forced into lower wages. These aggressive measures are part of an […]

City Council speaks up for cleaners

MEDIA RELEASE April 12, 2012 City Council speaks up for cleaners, votes to review contracting out of cleaning services Toronto, ON – The Justice & Dignity for Cleaners campaign won an important victory at City Hall yesterday when Council voted 29-12 to prevent City Manager from awarding contracts for cleaning service without Council approval. The […]

Consequences of outsourcing city cleaning Jobs

By Robert Dryden and Jim Stanford Canadians were justifiably outraged when Electro-Motive, owned by Caterpillar, threatened its London, Ont., workers with a 50 per cent pay cut and then left Canada in search of cheaper labour in the U.S. In Toronto, a similar story is unfolding, only it’s city council — not an industrial giant […]

Stop contracting out Toronto cleaning jobs, academics say

Toronto must stop contracting out municipal cleaning jobs to stem the alarming growth of working poor in the city, academics and community leaders say. “Turning good jobs into poverty wage jobs will only deepen the current job crisis,” they say in an open letter to Mayor Rob Ford and council being released Thursday. “Toronto’s budget […]

City cleaners in safety suits bring message to Councillors at Monday’s rally

Toronto, ON – City cleaners facing possible job cuts made their voices heard outside City Hall Monday night at the Rally for Toronto. As City Council continues to discuss proposed cuts, cleaners asked Councillors to consider the far-reaching implications of cutting hundreds, if not thousands, of living-wage jobs. Cleaners wore protective suits, goggles, and gas […]

Toronto cleaners call on City Councillors to defend good jobs, ensure transparency

MEDIA RELEASE September 15, 2011                                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto cleaners call on City Councillors to defend good jobs, ensure transparency Toronto, ON – Hundreds of City cleaners’ jobs may be contracted out and turned into poverty-wage jobs without a chance for City Councillors to weigh in and vote on the issue. The cleaners […]

EI REFORM A MUST IN LIGHT OF TODAY’S JOBLESS NUMBERS, SAYS GOOD JOBS COALITION

Friday, November 5 TORONTO – “The federal government must do more to support unemployed workers struggling to survive Canada’s ongoing jobless recovery,” says Winnie Ng, co-chair of the Good Jobs for All Coalition.

JANE/FINCH RESIDENTS ASKED TO VOTE FOR A FAIRER TORONTO

With just 9 days to the October 25 municipal election, a coalition of community groups are hosting a community meeting to encourage local residents to make an informed vote to improve their community and protect public services.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 16 from 5pm – 8.30pm at the Driftwood Community Centre, […]

Flemingdon/Thorncliffe Residents Asked To Vote For A Better Toronto

Last Saturday, a coalition of social services agencies and community groups hosted a community meeting to encourage local residents to vote to protect public services.  The event took place on Tuesday, October 12, 6pm – 8pm at Valley Park Middle School, 130 Overlea Blvd, Toronto.

COALITION SENDS OPEN LETTER TO HARPER CALLING FOR EI FIX

For Immediate Release - Oct. 8, 2010 Yesterday, the Good Jobs for All Coalition sent an open letter to Prime Minister Harper demanding the Federal government reform Employment Insurance so laid off workers are not left out in the cold.