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Listen to the people on Bill 148, urges CUPE Ontario

- Union supports NDP amendments to Bill 138 -
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 10, 2017) - CUPE Ontario has thrown its wholehearted support behind Ontario New Democrats' amendments to Bill 148, the proposed legislation that would raise the province's minimum wage and make substantial changes to both its Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act.

At a news conference at Queen's Park today (Thursday), Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath outlined the key amendments her party will put forward on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017. The legislature's Standing Committee will consider the NDP amendments beginning the week of August 21 as part of its clause-by-clause analysis of the Bill.

The NDP amendments, as backed by CUPE Ontario, would make it easier for all workers - not just some - to join a union; protect all workers - not just some - from contract flipping; and make clear the direction of these changes: to reverse the dangerous and increasingly precarious nature of work in Ontario.

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Have Your Say on Bill 148

Who: CUPE Ontario Members
What: Fact Sheet & Public Consultations on Bill 148
Where: Locations across Ontario
When: July 10 - July 21

Bill 148 - Changes to Ontario's
Employment and Labour Laws

On June 1, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017.

These changes are the culmination of years of mobilizing and lobbying among union members, worker advocates, anti-poverty activists, faith leaders and many more.

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