URGENT! HELP STOP FORD’S
RUTHLESS ATTACK ON
TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTIONNever in Canadian history has a politician tried to highjack democracy by changing rules in the middle of an election. If the Conservatives get away with this, there will be no restraints on other attacks on workers’ rights, pensions, labour law, public services, education….
If you don’t want Ontario’s government to mirror Donald Trump’s behaviour, the time to act is NOW!
The next few days are crucial! YOU CAN...
The people of Toronto saw nothing but chaos when the Fords ran City Hall, or when the Conservative ran the province last time. Cancelled transit lines, boarded up housing and crumbling schools are the legacy of that experience. We cannot afford four more years of chaos in Toronto or Ontario.
- Go to www.progresstoronto.ca/stopford to sign the petition
- Come to Queen’s Park visitors galleries at 10:30 am on Monday July 30 when legislation is introduced
- Or come to City Hall at 2 pm Monday July 30 as Council debates what legal action to take
- Contact your MPP – let them know you disagree with what is going on – go to www.ola.org/en/members/current
- Contact your City Councillor and demand they vote to defend Toronto and speak against Ford’s move www.toronto.ca/city-government/council/members-of-council
- Follow @torontolabour, @progresstoronto and www.facebook.com/LabourCouncil to keep up with breaking news and actions
THIS IS IMPORTANT - SPEAK OUT & PROTECT YOUR TORONTO !
In Toronto, library workers experience violence/threats of violence regularly. There is not enough staff to ensure that all library workers recieve training, not enough security to provide backup and support. Employers must be more proactive. We support public libraries as an open and welcoming space for all, but library workers need a proactive employer to provide a safe working environment.
In the News today:
The group of Vaughan Public Libraries is the only group of libraries in York Region to use security guards. - Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland
At the 2018 CUPE Ontario Convention in Toronto, Maureen O'Reilly, recently-retired president of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, was the winner of the 2018 Sisters in Solidarity Award. This award honours and celebrates a CUPE sister who has done outstanding work women's issues in our union. Congratulations to Maureen!
Toronto Public Library Warriors attend the Bromley Armstrong Awards and Gala. Congratulations to the 2018 recipient, Nigel Barriffe, President of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, and a Toronto elementary school teacher.
Bromley is a Jamaican Canadian member of the Autoworkers union who helped lead the Toronto Joint Committee on Human Rights in the 1950’s. This award is presented to a labour activist who has demonstrated excellence in equity and human rights.
The Toronto & York Region Labour Council established this prestigious award in 2004 to commemorate the courage, dedication and outstanding service of Bromley L. Armstrong to the labour and human rights movements in Canada. Annually the Equity committee of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council presents the prestigious award to a deserving recipient that exemplifies Bromley’s commitment to human rights.