June 7 is the first anniversary of Doug Ford’s election as Premier of Ontario. Check this site for a list of all of the cuts Ford’s government has made since last June. http://ofl.ca/power-of-many-ford-tracker-pc-cuts-and-privatization-to-date/ Join the rally to resist any further changes to our social programs, health care, education and infrastructure.
Wear your “Red for Ed” T-shirts or anything you have that is red.
On June 7th, OCEOTA members will join fellow educators from the OC–ETFO Teacher Local, OCDSB Secondary Teachers, Catholic Teachers and other concerned citizens, in protesting the devastating cuts Doug Ford has inflicted to public education and Ontario.
Meet at Confederation Park (100 Elgin St) for 4:30 pm, and march to the Ontario Courthouse & Human Rights Monument for 5:00 pm. The rally will last for approximately 90 minutes. Partners, friends, children are invited!
After the rally join your fellow educator colleagues at Hooley’s Pub on Elgin St 292 Elgin St for a social hour.
Parking recommendations & OC Transpo routes will be shared in the upcoming week. We recommend that those driving carpool with colleagues from school.
Remember to wear red!
This message is being sent on behalf of OCEOTA’s Representative to the Organizing Committee, Cory Huybregts
RELEASE From ODLC (Ottawa & District Labour Council)
Ottawa & District Labour Council – 500-280 Metcalfe St. – 613 233-7820
June 5th, 2019
For Immediate Release
Labour Council joins with community groups and others to call for an end to cuts after one year of Conservative rule
OTTAWA – The Ottawa and District Labour Council is joining with a number of community organizations and others on June 7th for a Day of Action to help send a message to the provincial government to stop cuts and the privatization of public services that hurt Ontario families. June 7th marks one year since the Ontario Conservatives were elected to form government.
“We’re standing together with all workers and others in our community to push back against government cuts and attacks on decent work and collective bargaining rights”, said Sean McKenny, president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council.
Those participating in the Day of Action believe that the Conservative’s priorities are out of step with what the people in Ontario need. “Whether its cuts to health care, cuts to education, cuts to legal aid, cuts to library services, little to no plan for climate change and numerous other imposed or to be imposed government schemes it has and will have, a detrimental effect on those in our province most in need”, added McKenny.
Planned events on Friday June 7th, 2019 include an information blitz at several bus and transit stations from 7:00am to 8:30am, a rally at the government of Ontario offices located at 333 Preston Street at 12:00pm and another rally at the Ontario Court of Justice located at 160 Elgin Street at 5:00pm.
Similar events are planned on June 7th and June 8th in communities across Ontario.
The Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC) has been the voice of working people in the Ottawa area since 1872. The ODLC currently represents 100 union locals with a combined membership of 55,000 working men and women and is the largest democratic and popular organization in the Ottawa area.
Sean McKenny 613 862-5150
Ottawa & District Labour Council 613 233-7820