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Oct 28

October 28, 2013

Submission to the Ontario Minimum Wage Advisory Panel on Oct. 14, 2013

Submission to Ontario Minimum Wage Advisory Panel   October 24, 2013   By: Paul Chislett President, Windsor Workers’ Action Centre I’m happy to participate in a discussion on the important issue of the minimum wage in Ontario. I’ve used the format provided by the Ministry to answer questions the panel will consider, and I have also included comments that I believe are relevant to the issue at hand. My comments are based on my experiences in Windsor over three years…

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Mar 13

March 13, 2013

February 23, 2013: Winnie Ng delivers a stirring message for activists: People, Power, Change

The 2013 WWAC fundraiser was successful in bringing together Windsor labour and social justice advocates to hear an important message about movement building in the 21st century from longtime activist Winnie Ng. In part her message was of the need to recognize the “complexity of diversity” and that when we meet as activists in the many meetings and other social interactions we have that we need to “meet one to one with our hearts as well as our hands and…

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Dec 4

December 4, 2012

Dec. 4 2012: Temp agency workers falling through the cracks

Thanks to John Arnold of the Workers Health and Safety Centre for sending along this article. Temp agency workers falling through cracks in OHS system The complex employment relationship between temporary agency workers, temp agencies and client employers creates loopholes and incentives that may leave low-wage temp agency workers more vulnerable to workplace injuries, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.  Stephen, a construction site manager, is forthcoming about his use of temporary agency workers. “I’ll hire…

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Nov 27

November 27, 2012

Nov 20

November 20, 2012

Oct 16

October 16, 2012

Guatemalan Human Rights campaigners at WWAC 1 PM, October 21st.

Justicia for Migrant Workers  and the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre will  be welcoming three delegates from Guatemala to Windsor this Sunday, Oct. 21st at 1PM. The delegates are: Jose Sicajau, a former agricultural worker who was expelled and blacklisted from Canada for his advocacy on behalf of a fellow worker’s safety, who has since formed an advocacy group back in Guatemala; Father Juan Luis Carbajal Tejeda , who works with the migrant community in Guatemala, and who has also worked…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2012

May 29, 2012: WWAC meets with Ministry of Labour Policy Advisor

On May 29, Dr. Alan Hall, Chair of the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre board and Paul Chislett, President of WWAC attended a meeting with Jesse Rosenberg, Policy Advisor for the Minister of Labour. We met for about 45 minutes and discussed the need for more workplace inspections by the MOL , wage theft, the private members bill on tips, and the Global Fiber Recovery (GFR)  issue where workers did not receive pay for work done. Paul Chislett assembled a package…

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