Solidarity Picket with College Faculty!

Join Solidarity Ottawa, the Fight for $15 and Fairness Ottawa, Ottawa CUPE District Council, Canadian Federation of Students/Fédération canadienne des étudiant.e.s, Carleton Graduate Students Association and CUPE 4600 for a second solidarity picket with striking college faculty!

When: Thursday October 26, 5 – 7pm
Where: Algonquin College – meet at Woodroffe & College Ave. entrance (across from Baseline Station). For Carleton folks, meet at 4pm at the front doors of the Unicentre and we will head over as a group. (We’ll take the O-train, then the 88 bus to get there)

Share widely in your Locals! To RSVP and share on Facebook click here

12,000 Ontario public college faculty are into their second week on the picket line, and the College Employer Council has still not come back to the table to bargain with OPSEU.

College faculty are facing underpaid contracts with no job security beyond one semester. Here are their main demands:

– A 50:50 ratio of full-time to contract faculty, which currently sits at over 70% contract faculty;
– Equal pay for partial-load faculty doing the same work as higher paid full-time faculty;
– Increased job security for partial-load faculty, who currently work on one-semester contracts; and,
– Academic freedom to give faculty a stronger voice in academic decision-making

#aBetterPlan #StandWithFaculty

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.