Bill 124 Continues its toll

Bill 124 must be reversed


The Ford government’s Bill 124 is continuing to take its toll on our frontline workers by freezing wages and stopping any chance at good-faith negotiations.

Twenty-four nurses in Sarnia have been forced to take strike action this week after contract negotiations with VON Canada broke down. Two years after their previous contract expired and over one year into this pandemic, nurses are still fighting to get the wage increases and overtime pay they deserve.

The right to fairly and freely negotiate with their employer is a Charter right of every worker in Ontario – but because of the Ford Conservatives and Bill 124, frontline healthcare workers who sacrifice so much to save lives have had their right to collective bargaining stripped away from them.

This isn’t right, Dave. Frontline workers deserve fair compensation. Bill 124 needs to be reversed immediately so that workers can negotiate for fair wages. Help us get the word out by liking and sharing our post on social media demanding better.

Frontline workers across the province and across the country have already given so much just so they can get a fair contract at work. They’re already defending us from this deadly virus – they shouldn’t have to fight another battle on top of that.

The public understands the vital role that public sector workers play in our society. Our leaders should be paying them fairly for their service, not introducing draconian measures that trample on their rights.

Frontline workers deserve better. Join us and spread the word on social media. With enough pressure, we can force the Ford Conservatives to do the right thing and scrap Bill 124 for good.

In solidarity,

The Ontario Federation of Labour

416-441-2731 | 1-800-668-9138
[email protected]
15 Gervais Dr, Suite 202, Toronto, ON M3C 1Y8

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Nurses Need Support

Nurses don’t need thanks. They need us to act.

Demand better for Canada’s nurses.



Burnout. PTSD. Staffing shortages. Marathon shifts. Inadequate PPE.


Canada’s nurses are being stretched to their limit.


This week is Nursing Week, and it’s not enough just to say thank you.


Call on decision-makers to ensure safer working conditions and better support for nurses.


Send Ottawa a strong message and show your support for nurses today:


It’s a small way to say thank you but it’s a great way to let nurses know we have their backs.


Thanks for showing your support.

Asian Heritage Month


Le français suit.

To: Members of the CLC Canadian Council, Presidents of the Federations of Labour and Labour Councils, and CLC Staff


May is Asian Heritage Month across Canada; a time during which we acknowledge, celebrate and reflect on the rich history and vast contributions Canadians of Asian descent have made and continue to make to the cultural, social and economic landscape of our country.

This year, as we observe Asian Heritage Month, we also find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic and an increase in xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment and violence.

It is therefore all the more important that we continue to stand in solidarity with Asian workers and communities across Canada in denouncing and calling for an end to anti-Asian racism, as well as take this time to amplify the history of Canadians of Asian descent, and honour the tireless efforts of community members and activists in struggling for human rights towards a more just society for all.

As promised in a message from earlier this week, please find a social media banner, including sharegraphics. If you missed it, please find read and share CLC’s statement highlighting Asian Heritage Month here.

In solidarity,

Larry Rousseau
Executive Vice-President
Canadian Labour Congress

Destinataires : Membres du Conseil canadien du CTC, présidences des fédérations du travail et des conseils du travail et membres du personnel du CTC


Au Canada, le mois de mai est le Mois du patrimoine asiatique; c’est l’occasion pour nous de reconnaître, réfléchir et souligner la riche histoire et l’apport exceptionnel, passé et actuel, des Canadiens d’origine asiatique au paysage culturel, social et économique de notre pays.

Cette année, alors que nous observons le Mois du patrimoine asiatique, nous nous trouvons également en pleine pandémie, associée à une augmentation de la xénophobie et de violences et sentiments anti-asiatiques.

Il est donc plus important que jamais de continuer à se montrer solidaires des travailleurs et travailleuses et des communautés asiatiques partout au Canada en dénonçant le racisme anti-asiatique et en demandant son élimination, et de profiter de ce temps pour faire valoir le patrimoine des Canadiens et Canadiennes d’origine asiatique et honorer les efforts inlassables des membres et activistes de la communauté qui luttent pour les droits de la personne et une société plus juste pour tous.

Comme promis dans un message envoyé plus tôt cette semaine, vous trouverez une bannière pour les médias sociaux, y compris les graphiques partageables. Si vous l’avez manqué, vous trouverez ici la déclaration du CTC concernant le Mois du patrimoine asiatique.

En toute solidarité,

Larry Rousseau
Vice-président exécutif
Congrès du travail du Canada


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