Welcome back to start the 2013-2014 school year.
On the Labour Day weekend, OSSTF and the other unions which comprise the Canadian Labour Congress will be launching a campaign, Together Fairness Works. This will be a major campaign which will stretch for many months and will utilize the various forms of media and social media in our society. In addition, there will be an emphasis upon spreading the message through community events.
The campaign will stress to union members, the public and the decision makers within government and business the benefits associated with unions. For members, the stress will be upon the positive impact upon working conditions and compensation achieved by working collectively within a union. For the general public who do not belong to a union, the campaign will emphasize how unions, in influencing public attitudes and legislation, bring benefits to all workers in promoting higher wages, safer working environments, unemployment benefits, a stronger Canada Pension Plan, universal health care, standard family emergency, pregnancy/parental and compassionate care leaves.
The campaign will also attack the austerity agenda by illustrating the negative outcomes that inevitably affect working citizens and their families wherever this program is pursued by governments.
The campaign starts this weekend for members of OSSTF District 15 at two local Labour Day picnics. You are encouraged to bring your families to enjoy the activities of these two community social events: