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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Workers' Rights Forum in Owen Sound

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Anyone welcome to attend free event at 7 p.m. at Bayshore Community Centre

The Grey Bruce Labour Council is hosting a public forum on workers' rights.

It will cover changes under the new Provincial Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act 2017.

Grey Bruce Labour Council Vice President and Forum Chair, Dave Trumble says the keynote speaker is Deena Ladd, Coordinator of the Toronto Workers’ Action Centre.

He says for the past 25 years, Ladd has been working to improve wages and working conditions.
She is active in the ‘Fight for $15 and Fairness’ campaign and the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change. The Workers’ Action Centre organizes to improve wages and working conditions in partnership with workers, women and immigrant workers in precarious jobs.

Trumble says it's no secret that most people focused on the minimum wage hike in the Act, but there's more to it, "There were changes in labour laws that opened the door to people who needed assistance after acts of domestic violence, there were changes to the fines in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, there were a number of things," says Trumble.

The forum is set to take place May 16th at 7 p.m.  in the Bay Room at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

Nominated candidates from all registered political parties in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound as well as Huron-Bruce have also been invited to attend the forum.

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