Black Lives Mater(posted June 5, 2020)
These three words best describe a global community's feelings of hurt, heartbreak, and frustration in response to the recent police-involved and unnecessary deaths of black people in Canada and in the United States. (read more...)
(posted June 5, 2020)
The protests in Canada, the United States, and Europe demonstrate a strong commitment from people of all races and backgrounds to speak out against systemic racism. The words “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter” appeal to humanity as a painful reminder that all is not as equal as it should be. We can, and must, do more to create equality among all. #BlackoutTuesday
For 130 years, workers around the world celebrated May Day.
They did so in times and places where that was incredibly difficult, where dictatorial regimes banned their actions, where employers and their thugs used violence against them.
Nothing could stop us from having our day, the day workers everywhere can call our own.
Nothing -- until COVID-19 came along.
Today, hundreds of millions of us are unable to go to our regular workplaces. Our front-line workers take enormous risks every day. The global economy is in free-fall and never before were our unions needed more than they are now.
May Day 2020 must go ahead, and if we can't meet in the streets, we'll meet online.
Tomorrow, Friday, LabourStart in partnership with global unions is going live with a 12 hour broadcast on the net.
We have everything you'd expect from a May Day celebration.
- The leaders of global, national and local unions will deliver their May Day addresses.
- Individual workers and activists will talk about their struggles.
- We'll show historical footage of May Day in the past in places like London and Istanbul.
- And we'll have music -- lots of music. In fact, we're participating in a global solidarity concert as part of the celebration.
I'd like to invite you to do two things this May Day:
1. Join us from 07:00 UTC (08:00 in London) until 19:00 here:
2. Make sure that other members of your union -- and the general public too -- know about this historic event. Spread the word!
Thank you -- and see you on May Day!
Suspending legislated time limits(posted April 4, 2020)
Last week, the Government of Ontario issued a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, suspending legislated limitation periods for the duration of the state of emergency. (read more here)
Ontario Legislation regarding COVID 19(posted March 27, 2020)
Ontario Legislature has passed the New Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies) 2020 to provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work to care for children because of school or day care closures or to care for other relatives (Read About it here)