Workers Demand Changes to Severance Legislation - Rally Tomorrow
July 22, 2009, 2:25 PM EST
Laid off workers from across southern Ontario will rally outside Ontario Minister of Labour Peter Fonseca's Mississauga constituency office, demanding changes to existing bankruptcy laws to ensure workers are guaranteed severance pay when they lose their jobs due to a workplace closure.
The rally will include former workers of Edscha Canada (Niagara Falls -closed in June), BBI (Ajax -closed in June), Lofthouse Brass (Whitby -closed in March 2008), Alumetco (Brantford -closed in December 2008), Polywheels Manufacturing (Oakville -closed in June 2008) and Aradco & Aramco Management (Windsor -closed in March) as well as other CAW members from across the region.
Tomorrow -July 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Ontario Labour Minister Peter Fonseca's Mississauga Constituency Office
MPP - Mississauga East / Cooksville
Central Parkway Mall - 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East Unit 17/18
The rally is part of an ongoing CAW campaign urging the Ontario government to overhaul existing severance provisions and develop a wage earner protection program to apply to all severance and separation monies owed, instead of workers ending up at the end of the line as creditors in the case of a bankruptcy.