March 30, 2010. The Good Jobs for All Coalition is celebrating the scheduled increase on March 31, 2010 in Ontario’s minimum wage to $10.25 an hour, up 0.75 cents from $9.50.
TORONTO – The Harper Government’s 2010 Federal Budget has utterly failed to fix Employment Insurance (EI) and help thousands of unemployed workers survive Canada’s ongoing economic crisis. Continue reading Harper’s 2010 Budget Fails to Fix EI
The GJFA Coalition joined with the Coalition for Change for Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers and community, women’s, immigrant rights, faith-based and trade union organizations strongly opposing the proposed changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program which will entrench a disposable workforce with few rights.
September 21, 2009 @ Ryerson Unviersity Continue reading Help Wanted – A Good Jobs for All Forum on EI and the Jobs Crisis
It has been an incredibly active year for the Good Jobs for All Coalition since November 2008 when we had the Good Jobs for All for a Greater Toronto Summit in Toronto. We have grown to 41 members, with the Jane-Finch Green Anti-Poverty Coalition and Council of Canadians being our newest members. Through the work of our Empowering Workers, Green Economy for All and Investing in Social Infrastructure working groups, we have initiated the Fix EI Campaign, organized a conference on Good Green Jobs for All, and supported coalition members’ work on Child Care, Employment Equity, Temp Agencies, Temporary Foreign Workers.
Improve income security for unemployed workers, and help hard-hit communities by introducing a uniform national entrance requirement of 360 hours for Employment Insurance; raising benefits from 55% to 60% of previous earnings; and extending benefits to at least 50 weeks in all regions.
Thousands of community members, workers and labour activists gathered in downtown Toronto to demand Good Jobs for All and a fix to the broken EI system. Continue reading Good Jobs for All Rally – June 13, 2009
The Good Jobs for All Coalition, organizers of the November 2008 Good Jobs for All for a Greater Toronto Summit, is actively working on various projects and campaigns, as the follow-up to the action plan which came out of the Summit.
Continue reading Newsletter – Good Jobs for All – May 2009
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Service Canada office at Dufferin Mall to demand a fix for the broken Employment Insurance (E.I.) system. Continue reading EI Rally on March 25, 2009
Thank you all for being a part of creating an exciting, historic day in the City of Toronto, and for engaging in dialogues, sharing experiences and knowledge, and strategizing on how to create good jobs for all in the Greater Toronto Area. Our struggle for good jobs is now even more essential given the deepening economic crisis we are in. We were all an integral part of creating a mandate and momentum to move forward in building a movement for good jobs for all. In our Summit of more than 1000 people, we witnessed the signing and endorsement of the Good Jobs for All for a Greater Toronto Declaration, a statement representing our collective voice and power on the vision we want for the GTA. Continue reading Newsletter – Good Jobs for All Coalition – February 2009