Hey Decent Work and Health... Doug Ford has announced the rollback of Bill 148 today. Click here for the Toronto Star article.
EMERGENCY ACTION ITEMS:
Email Premier Ford and your MPP NOW: www.15andfairness.org/email_your_mpp
Heres a quick overview about the changes (by David Bush from Rank and File):
Meeting TONIGHT: Tuesday, October 23rd, doors and snacks at 5:30pm and 6:00pm - 8:30pm for the meeting, at 720 Spadina Ave Unit 223.
Emergency Action TOMORROW: If you are in Toronto come out to the Ministry of Labour (400 University Ave) at 5PM on Wednesday, October 24. If you’re outside the city: check https://www.15andfairness.org/events
"10 personal emergency leave (PEL) days to be used for bereavement, illness, family emergency. With no doctor's note required and with the first two days paid (paid sick days!). Becomes... 8 PEL days that are proscriptive (3 for sickness, 3 for family emergency, 2 for bereavement). And NO paid PEL days. Also doctor's notes are back. Note for workplaces with over 50 employees: this is actually worse than what existed BEFORE Bill 148.
Minimum wage set to increase to $15/hr January 1, 2019. And then indexed to inflation thereafter. Becomes... Increase to $15 scrapped. Increases indexed to inflation starting in 2020. A 33 month freeze at $14! This is a real wage cut!"
AND Read Dr. Jesse McLaren's recent article on Rabble.ca: To end hallway medicine, defend Bill 148
"Doug Ford campaigned on a promise to end hallway medicine, but this can’t be done by implementing corporate demands to scrap Bill 148, along with further healthcare cuts. From a higher minimum wage and equal pay, to paid sick days and fair scheduling, to easier unionization, Bill 148 has many health implications. It is part of the process of rebuilding public healthcare and ending hallway medicine."