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The law is still the law: 10 weeks until the $15 minimum wage! 

On Monday, October 15, over 50 actions were held across Ontario in defence of $15 minimum wage, sick days, equal pay and more! We joined the University of Toronto caucus and rallied at the Ministry of Labour. Watch how Ontario TURNED UP by clicking here. We called on Premier Doug Ford to stand with the people, NOT the corporate elite. The law is still the law; $15 is coming on January 1 -- but only if we protect it.
ACTION ITEM: 
Email Premier Ford now: www.15andfairness.org/email_your_mpp


Decent and Work and Health on the radio: 

Our valued member Robyn spoke on the importance of fair wages & working conditions as a public health issue during her interview with We Are UofT on CIUT89.5FM, a weekly program which covers social justice movements in the city. Listen here

Next Meeting: October 23rd, doors and snacks at 5:30pm and 6:30pm - 8:30pm for the meeting, at 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223. Let us know if you're coming by emailing us at decentworkandhealth@gmail.com 

ONGOING ACTION ITEM: Please comment, like, and share our Facebook and Twitter posts. We began a media campaign about the flu and its relation to emergency/paid sick days! 

The next few weeks are critical in protecting Bill 148. Here’s a list of upcoming events on the DWHN's calendar: 


TOMORROW Friday October 19 - Organizing for Change: Influencing MPPs

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do an MPP visit? Do you know how to talk to politicians about causes you care about, such as paid sick days? Join the us for a FREE training session on MPP visits, outreach, follow up and MYTH-BUSTING!

Where: 720 Spadina Avenue room 202
When: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248743822655657/ 
 

October 23rd - DWHN Contingent at Rally for Public Health Care

On October 23 the Ontario Health Coalition is organizing a Rally for Public Health Care at noon at Queen's Park to tell Doug Ford we need to rebuild and improve public health care, with NO cuts and privatization. Join us in your scrubs, stethoscopes and white coats as we will be meeting at 11:30 AM and then joining the rally with the message that healthcare needs a higher minimum wage (to afford food, shelter and medicine) and paid sick days (to recover faster and avoid spreading germs). 

Where: Queen's Park, north-west corner of College and University 
When: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082291765148975/

November 3 - Workers' Bowl

Help us kick our fundraising into full gear 16 fundraising days remain! We have raised $640.00 and are still far away from out target of $2000. Our team, Guts, Not Gutters is participating in the Workers' Bowl 2018, to raise money for the "Education and Leadership Fund for Workers in Precarious Employment". This fund will support collaborative projects with the Workers’ Action Centre. CLICK HERE to sponsor our team! 

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns at: decentworkandhealth@gmail.com

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