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With Tory leader Tim Hudak, the favourite to win the next provincial election, talking tough against unions and promoting a so-called right-to-work agenda, they warn that Ontario is heading for labour discontent that could cripple the province. Read more on this story.
"Right to Work" has been voted into law in the state of Michigan, long a bulwark of union power in the States. The danger of the public perception of this phrase may soon be tested in Ontario. "Right to Work" is not about rights but more about destroying unions and with them long fought for workers rights.
CAW and CEP are in the final stages of becoming one Great Union with an estimated membership of over 333,000 that potentially will have the opportunity to speak through their members to the members’ families and could potentially reach one million Canadians. This is a great opportunity for organised labour to change the political landscape in Canada.
On Saturday, April 27th the London and District Labour Congress will hold a memorial service to honour the memory of these workers. A light lunch will be served afterwards. The Service and lunch will be at the Tolpuddle Co-op building, 380 Adelaide St N, London, Ontario, N6B 3P6
All across Ontario hundreds of hospital beds are being closed down, patients are lined up on stretchers in the hallways, local services are being cut and moved out of town, outpatient clinics are being privatized and home care and nursing home placements are severely rationed forcing many to wait a long time, pay for private care or go without. It doesn't have to be this way. Together, we can save our services by fighting back against the cutbacks. On March 4, communities across Ontario will hold a Day of Action to stand up against the cuts and to show support for their local hospitals and health care services.