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[OPIRG-EVENTS] 60 hour week
>Sunday November 28, 2000
> The Harris Government is trying to ram a 60 hour work week and longer
> hours for less pay into law in the next few days. And these are just some
> of the changes in a new Employment Standards Act announced last
> But we can stop it.
> We need to put as much pressure as we can on the Harris government to
> give the public a chance to have a say about the huge changes coming to
> our workplaces. If we can force the government to provide public
> hearings, then the bill will not be passed in the next few days.
> give people a chance to tell the government what they think about the
> bill. Hearings would take place across the province in the new year and
> the bill would not come up at the legislature until March of next year.
> Here's what we have to do:
> 1) Demand Public Hearings
> By email, fax or phone, blitz the premier and minister of labour with
> demands for public hearings. We need thousands of requests going in over
>the next two or three days.
> 2) Get the word out. Too many people don't know that the government
> wants to bring in a 60 hour work week and average overtime over a month
>than a week.
> Print the attached flyer and distribute as widely as possible.
>(Available in Spanish and other languages as requested).
> 3) Community Leafleting
> We will be leafleting people going to work over the next few days.
> Organize a leafleting event in your area. Call to find out about
> specific details.
> 4) Join in the Campaign
> Call the Employment Standards Work Group to find out what actions are
> being planned.
> Mary Gellatly · Parkdale Community Legal Services · (416) 531-2411 ext
> 246 · firstname.lastname@example.org
> Consuelo Rubio· Centre for Spanish Speaking People's · (416) 533-8545
> ext 26 · email@example.com
> Mary Gellatly
>Community Legal Worker, Workers Rights @ PCLS
> voice 416.531.2411.x.246 * fax 416.531-0885
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