MEDIA ADVISORY: Hamilton-area community and labour activists meet to forge their resistance against Ontario PC government policies

Don Mills, Ontario, CANADA


HAMILTON, Ontario, March 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Since taking office the Doug Ford government has blazed a path of destruction. There is far too much at stake for communities right across Ontario to let Doug Ford damage and dismantle the best of what Ontario represents," says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).

Labour and community allies are at the forefront of the growing resistance and fightback against this government.

“Ontario’s labour movement is committed to standing against hate, fighting for decent work for all, in support of public education, and in opposition to funding cuts and job loss and the privatization of public services,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “Labour’s vibrancy and activism remain critical to protecting and advancing collective bargaining rights, protecting public services and advancing social justice. We are coming together with our community allies to forge our fightback, to protect vulnerable people – every Ontarian, from the reckless cuts and privatization agenda this government continues to dole out to the people of this province. We’re not going to take it, we’ve had enough.”

“We have fought and won before,” said OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates. “We are organizing to stop Ford’s irresponsible actions, and to take back Ontario.”

What: Hamilton Regional Activation Meeting
When: March 04, 2019 at 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Where: Carpenters Union Local 18, 1342 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON

The Hamilton regional activation meeting will:

  • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
  • Introduce the Power of Many campaign plan, designed to mobilize and activate union members and community allies.
  • Launch province-wide rapid response networks to coordinate local fightback efforts.
  • Build and set plans of resistance, including escalating actions with the support of concerned citizens and community allies.

The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.ofl.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information, please contact:
Rob Halpin,
Executive Director
Ontario Federation of Labour
rhalpin@ofl.ca l 416-707-9014                                                                                              

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