Labour Council to host rally Monday

Sunday, September 09, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay and District Labour Council
News Release


In August 2011 Premier McGuinty said “we respect the bargaining process as result of the process we don’t tear up collective agreements”. A year later he brings in legislation to tear up collective agreements and attack collective bargaining rights.

"That`s a Lesson in hypocrisy," said Henri Giroux; president of the North Bay and District Labour Council.

This summer, Dalton McGuinty launched a campaign against public-sector workers with Bill 115, which the Canadian Civil Liberties Union decried as an attack on people's rights. It’s unconstitutional to take away the right to strike before there’s a threat of action. It followed close on the heels of Stephen Harper's unprecedented use of back-to-work legislation in labour disputes with private corporations.

"Our economy could be growing faster, protecting and producing jobs, but governments of all levels are preventing growth on the economy, instead of investing in growth and good jobs, Stephen Harper, Dalton McGuinty and the leaders of many municipalities have been cutting services, depressing wages and slowing the economy down. How will Ontario businesses prosper when more and more working people can't afford a house or an education or are forced to scrimp on basics like food and shelter? We need to grow the economy, not stall it.." said Giroux.

On Monday September 10th the government is passing 2nd reading to legislate education workers back to work and 3rd reading on Tuesday September 11th.

We are here today at our MPP’s office to ask Vic Fedeli to vote against this legislation and allow free collectives bargaining rights.

When: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Where: Vic Fedeli MPP’S office on Main Street North Bay
When: Monday September 10th and Tuesday September 11th 2012

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