Send letter to MP – Action Week (send dates between Nov. 29 – Dec. 3)
Sender: Grey Bruce Labour Council
Subject: Tell Ottawa: Put workers first // Tell Ottawa: WORKERS FIRST // 10 seconds, 10,000 letters
This week, we’re aiming to send 10,000 letters to Ottawa.
We’re sending them to remind MPs that they work for us – and you can help.
Our goal is to make sure Ottawa invests in better jobs, climate action, health care, and a stronger social safety net.
Making life more affordable and ensuring services Canadians rely on are there for them when they need them most should be at the top of your MP’s list. Not bailouts or tax breaks for big business.
Once you’ve signed, ask 5 people you know to do the same. Let’s make sure MPs hear us loud and clear from your union local or organization.
Thanks so much for stepping up. I know we can reach 10,000 with your help!
Kevin Smith, President
Grey Bruce Labour Council
Grey Bruce Labour Council VP for Bruce, Dave Trumble, raise the flag with Kincardine Pride, OPP, Municipality of Kincardine and Guest Speaker talking to the horrific toll of transphobic violence.
Workers should call the shots in Ottawa. Not lobbyists.
You voted MPs into office. They represent your interests. But corporate lobbyists spend a lot of money trying to convince them otherwise.
Slick lobbyists can’t be the only ones who get a say in Canada’s recovery. That’s why we’re getting members of [LOCAL] in front of our elected officials – and we need to do it now.
Just because we live in [CITY] doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a say on Parliament Hill.
Nervous? Our partners at the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will make sure you have everything you need. Training, workshops, scripting, tech tips – the works.
You deserve your say, because I know you’re fighting for what counts. Members of [LOCAL] always fight for worker-first policies like pharmacare, climate action, better social safety nets, and better jobs for all.
But Parliament resumes on November 22. MP calendars are filling up fast. Book your spot now – we’ll help you every step of the way.
Canada’s workers call the shots. Let’s make sure they never forget it.
I need you to hit the ground running.
Paid lobby groups are clamoring to meet with decision-makers on Parliament Hill to try and influence Canada’s recovery.
You know what that means, the clock is already ticking, so we need to get loud for working people right now.
We need Ottawa to listen to you because big corporations aren’t talking to MPs about worker safety — they’re worried about their bottom line. That’s why we’re bringing Action Week back!
Workers are the recovery, so we need to harness the power of our movement and demand results from Ottawa, like:
- Improving Canada’s social safety net and fixing Employment Insurance;
- Strengthening our health care system with pharmacare, public long-term care, and mental health investments;
- Replacing the jobs we lost with better ones that keep all workers safe and supported;
- Investing in critical social infrastructure like the care economy; and
- Climate action that includes support for workers and investments in green infrastructure like transit, energy and manufacturing.
By setting up a meeting with your elected representatives, you have the opportunity to advocate for solutions that address the systemic gaps this pandemic has exposed.
Your MP needs to hear your story for change to happen. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is creating a suite of online tools, resources and training to help you get a meeting with your MP and guide you through it every step of the way.
Sign up today:
Time to get loud,
| Dave, This is not how students and education workers should have returned back to the classroom—without a strong COVID-19 prevention plan. And since Ford’s Conservatives have prorogued the legislature until after the federal election, we are only further delaying the chances of having a plan in place to protect communities. Dave, experts have been clear on what we need: smaller class sizes, improved ventilation, and permanent paid sick leave. We need the Minister of Education to implement this plan as soon as possible. Send an email to Minister Lecce demanding he apply these health and safety measures across all schools in Ontario. We’ve already drafted the email for you, all you have to do is press send. By emailing the Minister of Education, you’re adding your voice to our push for greater protections in every school—so our students and education workers across Ontario feel safe and listened to. Dave, help us make sure students and education workers go back to the classroom with the support they deserve. Email Minister Lecce and demand a STRONG back to school safety plan. takeaction.ofl.ca/action/safe-september In solidarity, The Ontario Federation of Labour 416-441-2731 | 1-800-668-9138|
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