Polls show support for $15 minimum wage

So far, the Federal New Democrat Party, the Ontario New Democrat Party, the Green Party, and Quebec Solidaire have all thrown their support behind a $15 minimum wage.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Workers' Action Centre

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 21 April 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

The Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include: Human Rights Tribunal, Changing Workplaces Review, partnership with Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples, Day of Mourning April 28, injured workers demo.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic

HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

April & May: Art and Tomatoes Exhibit

Opening Reception & Festival Party: Monday May 1, 2017, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto

Exhibitions:

  • April 8 - May 30, The Public Window Gallery, 58 Lansdowne Ave
  • April 24 – May 19, Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
  • May 1 - 28, Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas St W

This exhibit was organized to mark the 50th year in which migrant farmworkers have come to Canada to feed our families, yet have no access to citizenship.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
No One Is Illegal

Durham Community Legal Clinic April 2017 newsletter is now available

Topics covered in this issue include: Family violence help, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services, Housing Forum 2017, Wrap Around Service Pilot Project, rooming houses.

Posted:
April 20, 2017
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

Hard At Work: Why this city employee says years of contract work led to her mental breakdown

More than a decade after starting work for the City of Toronto, working contract after contract without benefits or sick days, Muir suffered a mental breakdown and a miscarriage in the same week.

Posted:
April 19, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Motion seeks stronger protections for Ontario temp agency workers

The motion is an effort to ensure that the government will make changes to labour and employment laws to put an end to long-term assignments for temporary employees.

Posted:
April 19, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

New motion proposes stronger protections for temp agency workers

Give temp agency workers equal pay for equal work, ban "temporary" assignments that turn into long-term gigs, and eliminate unfair fees charged by staffing agencies, a new motion suggests.

Posted:
April 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

April 24: Wage Theft? Time to Fight Back!

When: Monday, April 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Workers' Action Centre, 223 – 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

ISAC will host a meeting to bring together Able Translations workers to develop a collective strategy for securing unpaid wages and entitlements.

Posted:
April 10, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)