General Members Meeting September 28 // Assemblée Générale 28 septembre

Ottawa CUPE District Council
General Members Meeting
 
Thursday September 28th, 2017, 7pm
Fox & Feather Pub, 283 Elgin Street
 
Agenda will include:
*Update on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
*Upcoming events for the fall
Refreshments will be served.
 
All CUPE members welcome!
 
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Conseil du SCFP du District d’Ottawa
Assemblée générale
Jeudi 28 septembre 2017, 19h
Fox & Feather Pub, 283, rue Elgin
L’ordre du jour inclura:
*Mise à jour sur le projet de loi 148, Loi de 2017 pour l’équité en milieu de travail et de meilleurs emplois
*Événements pour l’automne
Une collation sera servie.
Bienvenue à tou.te.s les membres du SCFP!

 

Rally for Bill 148: $15 & Fairness Now!

Come join us for a rally for workers’ rights in the Byward Market next Wednesday July 12th!

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs is hosting a hearing on the The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 148). This Bill proposes important changes to labour laws that will advance workers’ rights in Ontario, including bringing in a $15 minimum wage, equal pay for part-time and temp workers, better sick leave for all workers, and making it easier to unionize in some sectors.

But workers need the government to go further – including 7 paid sick days, more advanced scheduling, stronger enforcement, and easier access to unionization for all. Most importantly, we need to eliminate all the loopholes and exemptions that will still leave many workers, including migrant workers, unprotected. We demand decent work for all of us, not just some of us!

Anti-worker businesses are mobilizing to water down this Bill. We need to drown out their noise! Join us for a lunch hour rally to hear from workers who would benefit from better labour laws. Bring some noisemakers, get loud and support the fight for $15 & Fairness!

RSVP & share on Facebook. For more information visit 15andfairness.org.

First issue of the Ottawa CUPE Council Newsletter is out!

The Ottawa CUPE District Council has started a regular electronic newsletter!

We know that many locals in Ottawa, and across the province and country, are facing attacks on our public services, jobs and working conditions. Strikes and lockouts are occurring, CUPE members are resisting major concessions and, in some cases, employer attempts to gut their collective agreements. Our capacity to support each other and build real solidarity begins with being informed about the struggles we are facing in our workplaces and our sectors, so that we can identify issues of shared concern and opportunities for collective action.

We are happy to launch our first issue for Summer 2017! Download and share widely in your Locals. If you have updates you would like to have included in our next issue, email ottawacupecouncil@gmail.com.