Sisters and Brothers,
Please share widely with your membership, family, and post, please see attached Rally coordinates.
In Solidarity, Unity, and Diversity,
Recording Secretary, Peel Regional Labour Council
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Sent: May 24, 2018 2:11 PM
Subject: Fwd: Urgent letter for Retail workers
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL???
WE NEED PEOPLE TO ATTEND ON THIS DATE AND TIME?
EVERYONE OUT ON DAY RALLY WITH FLAGS,
*URGENT CALL FOR SOLIDARITY and SUPPORT*
Sisters and brothers,
Retail workers in Peel region are facing the very serious threat of losing statutory holidays as a vote to allow stores to be open on holidays is coming to the Region of Peel council on June 14, 2018. We need to help protect the rights of these workers!
Holiday days are the only protected days that retail workers have to spend with family, rest and rejuvenate. It is only 9 days out of 365 days of the year – 9 days to spend with family without reprisals or lost wages. Retail workers are some of the most precariously employed in the Region. Many retail workers work part-time, with no set schedules, minimum wage and sometimes 2 or 3 jobs just to try to make ends meet. We all remember that Sunday’s used to be protected, but now are considered part of a regular working week – we can’t let the same thing happen to statutory holidays. The province has downloaded the responsibility of regulating retail business holiday shopping to municipalities and we are seeing the right of workers to rest and spend time with family, be chipped away.
Call and Email your Councillor today: https://www.peelregion.ca/council/
Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/save-our-stat-holidays-in-peel-region?recruiter=877125539&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition.nafta_share_post_interaction.control
Help get the word out: Send a message out to your membership and encourage them to also take action by forwarding this message. Hand out flyers and put up posters in busy shopping areas.
COME OUT ON JUNE 14th: Let’s pack the Region of Peel Council on June 14th and show our solidarity with retail workers! 9am at 10 Peel Centre Drive – let’s meet out front, bring your t-shirts and signs.
For more information visit: Save Our Stat Holidays on Facebook
Peel Regional Labour Council and the Coalition for Fair Work – Peel