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  • A People First Agenda: Help & Hope, An International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Discussion

    Monday May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, let’s talk about 2SLGBTQI+ issues, and the groundwork we need to lay to ensure we have a government that is inclusive and promotes the advancement of human rights and the improvement of socio-economic outcomes for 2SLGBTQI+ people.

    On Monday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., join the Ontario Federation of Labour for an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Town Hall discussion with NDP LGBTQ Issues Critic Terence Kernaghan and NDP MPP Toronto—St. Paul’s Jill Andrew.

    MPPs Kernaghan and Andrew will discuss the work they are doing to address 2SLGBTQI+ issues (i.e., violence, discrimination and prejudice, hate crimes, ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men, access to coverage for gender-affirming transitions, HIV/AIDS, sex work, advocacy for 2SLGBTQI+ seniors) and their initiatives going towards the 2022 provincial election.

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    You can submit questions for MPPs Kernaghan and Andrew in advance by emailing them to [email protected]

    Monday, May 17, 2021 at 07:00 PM
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  • May 18 - Organize now for a decent work future

    The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Fight for $15 and Fairness are co-hosting online decent work organizing meetings every month.

    Thanks to your incredible effort, there is growing momentum for safe and healthy workplaces for all. From paid sick days to migrant justice, and from decent wages to safe schools, your actions are making a difference!

    Join the OFL and the Fight for $15 and Fairness on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to mobilize for the month ahead.

    We use these meetings to organize for: 

    • Safe and healthy workplaces (Status for all workers; Employer-paid PPE; Social distancing at work and in all staff quarters; Employer-paid sick leave; Right to refuse unsafe work)
    • Employer-paid sick days for all (At least 7 paid sick days permanently, and an additional 14 days during health outbreaks)
    • Decent income for all (Extend CERB; Fix EI; Make pandemic pay permanent; Raise the minimum wage)
    • Strong communities (Food security; Affordable housing; Accessible public transit; Solidarity)

     

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    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 07:00 PM
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  • Eliminating Barriers Faced by Migrant Workers

    Wednesday May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    The Ontario Federation of Labour, collaboratively with Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW), UFCW, CBTU, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and Ryerson University, is pleased to host the second in a three-part webinar series which explores the experiences of agricultural migrant workers across the province.

    Join panelists, from leading provincial migrant worker advocacy organizations, in exploring pathways to eliminating barriers faced by migrant workers, including permanent status on arrival vs pathways to permanent residency, and the groundwork that needs to be laid to remove the systemic barriers hindering migrant workers’ success. Moderated by Ahmad Gaied, OFL’s Secretary-Treasurer, and Ogho Ikhalo, OFL’s Human Rights & Women’s Director.

    This webinar series stemmed from the recent crisis in Windsor-Essex, where hundreds of workers contracted COVID, two died, and many others described the inhumane conditions (food, accommodations, etc.) they were expected to work in. 

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    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 25 rsvps
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  • Education Assembly: Uniting workers, parents, and students from child care to post-secondary through education, inspiration, and action

    On Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., join the OFL for another virtual Province-Wide Education Assembly to discuss what Ontarians need from our education systems during COVID-19 and beyond.

    Parents, teachers, students, child care workers, faculty, and support staff across education sectors are invited to come together to envision and discuss a seamless plan that works for the entire education sector, from child care to post-secondary education, across the province.

    ASSEMBLY OVERVIEW:

    • Education – Hear from keynote speakers about chronic issues across education sectors
    • Inspiration – Share ideas about what workers, parents, and students need to return to school safely
    • Action – Strategize and develop actions to do throughout the summer to ensure the government does what is needed for a safe September

     

    Join us to develop an education plan that keeps everyone healthy and safe. Together, we are the power of many fighting for a better public education system for all.

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    Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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