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PRLC: Moving forward from our Peel Solidarity Picnic!

To see more pictures from the picnic, click here! At the picnic, we talked about how the attacks on decent work and public services affect us all! For example, we know that healthcare is a right that should be accessible to all, but that is not the case in Peel or across Ontario. We also know that unfair labour laws and precarious work create dangerous workplaces that put our health and safety at risk. That is why as community and labour groups in Peel region, we are joining together to fight for decent work and adequate access to healthcare.   Click here...

Pride 2019

Join CUPE members across the province to celebrate the diversity that makes our province vibrant and strong by attending a pride event near you. With LGBTQI2S+ communities under attack by the Ford government, now is more important than ever to come out and show your solidarity. Make this a summer of resistance and pride! 🏳️‍🌈 Read our statement for pride month and find a pride event near you. Find a pride event near you.

Peel Power of Many: Regional Activation Meeting

Under the Doug Ford government, there is a lot at stake for labour and communities throughout Ontario. Labour and community allies must be at the forefront of the Ford Resistance. On Thursday, May 9, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Peel Regional Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Mississauga. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Peel Region. Read full article >

April 28 — Canada’s National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed or suffer work-related injury or disease.

Brampton — On April 28, workers, their families, labour leaders and residents in the Peel Region will join others at events in communities throughout Ontario and across Canada to insist upon work that is both safe and healthy. Those gathered will also mourn those workers injured, made ill or killed on the job because of uncontrolled workplace hazards.

This Saturday, rally for education. We are the #powerofmany

This week, students said no, with a massive, province-wide student walkout. The OFL stands in solidarity with #studentssayno, and this Saturday April 6 at Queen’s Park, thousands of parents, educators and concerned community members are expected at the Rally for Education. The PCs are being faced with the #powerofmany. Equal Pay Day actions are planned across the province on April 9. Download a flyer and find an action in your area. The #PowerofMany campaign is going strong. April 15, join a Teleconference Town Hall to prepare for the Province-Wide Day of Action on April 17 in response to the provincial...

Budget doesn’t go far enough on pharmacare

Yesterday’s federal budget clears important obstacles from the path to national pharmacare. The 2019 budget allocates funding for a new federal drug agency. There is also new funding for drug coverage for rare diseases. But the federal government missed a key opportunity to commit to universal pharmacare. We all know that drug costs won’t come down unless there is one plan and one buyer. Millions of Canadians are struggling to afford their prescription medications. We need to speak up right now and tell the Finance Minister we expect much more. Let’s tell him why half measures are not going...