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TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Toronto & York Region Labour Council and United Steelworkers will be holding a major rally outside Monte McNaughton’s office at the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development in Toronto on Monday, October 3, 2022 in solidarity with striking safety inspectors.

For over 70 days, OPSEU Local 546 has been on strike, demanding the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) negotiate a fair first collective agreement.

The TSSA will not return to the bargaining table, so pressure is on the Ford government to take action since the TSSA was their creation. While the Ford government drags its feet, workers are making their voices heard: We will not stop until we bargain an agreement that protects and respects workers! On Monday, we will take our message directly to the Minister of Labour.

OPSEU Local 546 members are fighting for improved accountability for public safety standards and practices, wages and benefits that are consistent with industry standards, equal pay for female workers, measures to address understaffing issues and improve retention and recruitment, and a stronger voice in their workplace.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Outside Monte McNaughton’s Office
                 400 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1T7

Speakers Include:

  • Andria Babbington, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
  • Carolyn Egan, President, Steelworkers Toronto Area Council
  • JP Hornick, President, OPSEU
  • Striking TSSA Workers, OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546
  • Jamie West, MPP, Opposition Labour Critic
  • Chris Ramsaroop, Justice for Migrant Workers

For more information, please contact:
Susan McMurray
Executive Assistant
Toronto York Region Labour Council l 416-882-2247

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