The Canadian Auto Workers Union has endorsed the Toronto Anti-Poverty Day of Action (T.A.P.) Wed., Sept. 26, 2007.
Meet at Ramsden Park at 11:30 am on the 26th across from the Rosedale TTC Subway station.
Help raise issues of poverty in the Ontario provincial election. No one should work for less than a poverty–line wage. Over 100,000 individuals and families in Ontario are waiting for affordable, rent-geared-to-income housing. Because of inflation, social assistance rates are worth less today in real purchasing power than after the 1995 Harris cut. People without status are exploited mercilessly because they can’t complain for fear of deportation.
Here’s the web site from which you can down load the posters:
DAY OF ACTION- SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
The Canadian Auto Workers Union has endorsed the Toronto Anti-Poverty Day of Action (T.A.P.).
Trade unionists, anti-poverty activists and people directly experiencing the impact of poverty are coming together on Wednesday September 26th, 2007 to call on all political parties in the Ontario election to commit to:
- Substantial increases to the minimum wage, $10 NOW
- 40 % increases to the social assistance rates (OW & ODSP) NOW, so that individuals and families can afford real average rents, the real costs of nutritious food baskets, and basic necessities
- New affordable housing ($2 Billion Annually)
- Access without fear to government and community services for non-status people
ALL LABOUR AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVITED TO JOIN
THE ROSEDALE SUBWAY MARCH ACTION
Join with other Toronto Labour Groups
March Assembly: RAMSDEN PARK
(Across from the Rosedale Subway Station)
ASSEMBLY TIME: 11:30 a.m.
LUNCH AND SPEECHES: 12:00
MARCH DEPARTURE: 1:00 p.m.
MARCH ARRIVES AT QUEENS PARK: 2:00 p.m.
ACTION ENDS: 3:00 p. m.