Posts By: Paul Chislett

Jun 19

June 19, 2017

WWEC denounces latest cut to adult education at the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board

It is with a sense of alarm and indignation that the Windsor Workers Education Centre publicly notes the deep cuts to the last vestiges of the St. Michael’s Catholic Adult High School programs in the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. These programs have been used by the poorest and most vulnerable citizens. Of particular note is the termination of the Work Matters program that provided employment and independence to intellectually challenged adults. Replacing Work Matters in class, face to…

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May 24

May 24, 2017

Final Report of the Workplace Review Panel

It’s finally out. Here is a synopsis of the report provided by the Fight for 15 and Fairness Campaign Draft Review of CWR Recommendations Emergency Briefing May 31 at 5:00 pm The Fight for $15 & Fairness and the Ontario Federation of Labour will be convening a joint teleconference to share all available information. This teleconference will take place on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:00 pm and dial in numbers will be distributed shortly. Call WWEC if you would like…

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May 22

May 22, 2017

CALLOUT FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Greetings workers and WWEC supporters. We need your help. As you know, for most of our existence, notably from our opening in 2008 to 2013, we relied on monthly memberships and donations and an all volunteer base of activists. In 2013, thanks to Dr. Alan Hall, we secured a 3 year Trillium Foundation grant giving us stable funding and enabling us to hire a full time volunteer outreach coordinator. As that funding drew to a close last year, we wrote…

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Feb 1

February 1, 2017

WWEC Statement on US Travel Ban and Islamophobia

In the current political climate in the United States, workers have drawn into a dangerous narrative of blaming members of non-Christian religions, women, newcomers, and racialized people for problems of un/under-employment and a general sense of loss of entitlements that somehow takes away rights from white males.  We as Canadians are not, as horribly demonstrated by the Quebec City Mosque shooting, immune to this false narrative in Canada. The Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) exists to educate and advocate for…

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Jan 5

January 5, 2017

Moving into 2017 at the Windsor Workers’ Education Centre

Greetings and Happy New Year! The Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) was initiated by faculty and students in the Labour Studies Program at the University of Windsor in February, 2007. In 2008 that group acquired our current space at 328 Pelissier St. The centre relied on paid memberships and individual/institutional donations and was able to produce pamphlets on employment law, set up a phone referral service, organize direct actions and publicity campaigns, meet with workers on a variety of workplace…

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Dec 6

December 6, 2016

Holiday Party at WWEC

Holiday Party at WWEC: Dec 21 2016, 5-9PM Food, Refreshments, Raffle & space for vendors For more info call 519 252 1212

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Nov 9

November 9, 2016

Migrant Dreams screened at Windsor International Film Festival

On Sunday Nov. 6th, the documentary Migrant Dreams screened at WIFF. The film makers, workers featured in the film, and activists attended and the whole apparatus of the Temporary Foreign Worker program was examined by highlighting the lives of several women workers from Indonesia. It was important to show this film in Windsor since the greenhouse owners have become wealthy largely on the backs of low waged workers who face racism, sexism, and denial of rights. Local photographer Doug MacLellan…

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Nov 1

November 1, 2016

Get involved with WWEC!!

Since 2008 the Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) continues to be a community organization of workers, students and activists committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage, precarious employment. Our goal is to ensure that non-union workers have a voice at work and are treated with dignity and fairness. Located downtown at 328 Pelissier St., WWEC provides a new way for people to join together to fight for fair employment. People who are directly affected by…

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Oct 2

October 2, 2016

Apr 14

April 14, 2016

WWEC, Windsor District Labour Council and making Waves Windsor Essex info booth in $15 and Fairness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Windsor/Essex wants big changes to employment and labour laws: Ontario communities join April 15 Day of Action for $15 and Fairness     Windsor, On. April 13, 2016 – On Friday, April 15 labour and community organizations across Ontario are uniting to call for decent work. These actions are taking place in advance of the first report of the province’s Changing Workplaces Review. For over a year, two advisors appointed by the Ministry of Labour have…

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