Durham-area community and labour activists meet to forge their resistance against Ontario PC government policies

OSHAWA, Ontario, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Under the Doug Ford government, there is a lot at stake for Ontarians. Labour and community allies must be at the forefront of the Ford resistance, says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).

On Tuesday, March 19, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Durham Region Labour Council are hosting a Regional Activation Meeting in Oshawa. We are inviting all labour and community activists and leaders across the Durham Region.

“When labour and community work together we bring the power of many to the table,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “Whether we are fighting for public services like health care and education for all, for decent work, or for safe and healthy communities, we are building a unified movement for change.”

What: Durham Power of Many Regional Activation Meeting
When: March 19, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
Where: IBEW Hall,1001 Ritson Rd S, Oshawa, ON
Speakers will include: Chris Buckley, President, Ontario Federation of Labour

The Durham regional activation meeting will:

  • Lay out what is at stake for Ontario in the coming months and years.
  • Introduce a member-to-member campaign that allows for stronger communication with rank-and-file members.
  • Launch a provincial-wide rapid response network to coordinate local fightback efforts.
  • Build and set a plan of action through resistance with community allies over the next several months.
  • Identify where and how we increase capacity, support, and infrastructure for the fightback.
  • Identify what tools are required to build our fightback network and escalate our actions.

The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.ofl.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information, please contact:
Meagan Perry,
Director of Communications
Ontario Federation of Labour
mperry@ofl.ca l 416-894-3456