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#MakeItFair rally at Queen’s Park

October 3, 2016 at 11:15am

On Saturday, October 1, workers, Union, and activists from across Ontario gathered at Queen’s Park to rally for decent work, a better minimum wage, and many other long overdue improvements to our labour laws. UFCW Locals 175 & 633 staff, Executive Board, and members took buses to downtown Toronto to join our Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Union Sisters, Brothers, and Friends to demand that the provincial government do more to protect working people.

UFCW Local 175 member Tim Hum spoke to the big crowd about his experience as a non-Union worker and the difference it made once he became Union. He asked the Ontario government to bring back card-check certification to make it easier for workers to join a Union without fear of intimidation from employers. “Tim did an amazing job talking about his experience and sharing his hopes for the future of labour laws in this province,” said President Haggerty.

A big thank you also to our bus drivers Richard, Jim, and Marianne – all members of UFCW Local 175 at First Student!

#makeitfair #ofl #1u