April 17th Thunder Bay Day of Action for Education and Health

After the release of the Provincial Budget, the Ontario Federation of Labour is urging all unions to organize a demonstration in response to the attacks against our rights by the Ford Conservative Government.

These attacks against the people of Ontario are many and are focused in vital areas of importance to working people such as Health, Social Services, Child Protection and Education.

It is clear that we can only succeed in the struggle to protect our rights when we stay united. The Conservative Government is opening many fronts, that could be their potential weakness. The labour movement can overcome, if we are able to keep our unity and if we are able to develop fight back actions that are coordinated and have a holistic approach.

This is not the time for isolated sectoral actions. Isolated sectoral actions will only help to ensure that the Tories will have the momentum to force the cuts announced over the last two weeks and in the Provincial Budget today.”

With that in mind I propose that we gather at the Ontario Government Building (Mini Queen’s Park) on James St. South on the “Province Wide Day of Action for Education and Health Care” on Wednesday April 17, at 5 P.M.

A demonstration in such short notice can only succeed if all the unions/organizations in the area are able to see the gravity of the matters at hand and are willing to take a coordinated, concerted action against such an outrageous attack on working people.

In solidarity,
Carlos Santander-Maturana
President of Thunder Bay & District Labour Council

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