Austerity Agenda and Workers’ Fightback

A report from a member who attended a CUPE leadership conference in Hamilton, March 4, 2013.

Regional Labour Councils and the Ontario Health Coalition hold pickets, demos and rallies for sacked workers in Stevensville, against austerity, and to protest privatization of health care. Go here to see the details.

Defeat the Harper/Hudak attack on workers’ rights!

The Toronto and York Region Labour Council is launching a campaign to defeat the anti-worker agenda of the provincial and federal governments.  Our Local’s Executive Committee decided to send four delegates to this Campaign Launch and Training event that takes place in Toronto at th Exhibition Place on March 2 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please see flyer for details. Interested members should contact the Local as soon as possible. Registration fee would be covered by the Local. cupe4207@brocku.ca

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NO TO AUSTERITY Picket and Demonstration

Friday, March 1 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

TIM HUDAK, MPP CONSTITUENCY OFFICE

4961 KING STREET EAST UNIT M1

BEAMSVILLE, ON L0R 1B0

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SAVE OUR SERVICES RALLY

Monday, MARCH 4 at 2:30 p.m.

501 KING STREET ARENA, WELLAND

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APRIL 5 -6

Migrant Worker Workshop
Join workers, advocates, unions, experts and community allies committed to protecting the rights of newcomers to our province’s labour market.

(a workshop on migrant labour and immigration issues)
Metro Hall, Plenary Room 308 & 309
55 John Street, Toronto

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2012: A year of austerity and strife for workers. The year in review.

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Fighting together, fighting to win.

CUPE Ontario 2012 Draft Action Plan to stop the attacks on Public Services & build a better Ontario.

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Austerity, Ontario and Post-Secondary Education: The Case of “Canada’s Capital University”

Carlo Fanelli and James Meades

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies Volume 9, Number 2(November 2011)

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On Bill 115 from OSSTF:

Kill Bill 115: Where is the Ontario Labour Movement Going?  by Doug Nesbitt

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FALLING BEHIND: Ontario’s Backslide into Widening Inequality, Growing Poverty and Cuts to Social Programs

A report of the Ontario Common Front, August 29, 2012

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Read Op-Ed by Sid Ryan,  president of the Ontario Labour Federation, on the Conservatives’ plan to introduce more poverty in Ontario.

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” We can privatized any public service and any public asset and we don’t have to tell you about it act” :   Read on the devastating consequences of the provincial budget bill.

Act hidden in budget bill begins sell-off of Ontario, means more back-room deals

See press conference given by CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn and CUPE lawyer Steven Shrybman on Schedue 28 of the bill 55 here  .