“Consumers consuming beer in bottles is good for the London economy. It’s good for good jobs, and it’s good for the environment. We desperately need this trend to turn around, that’s for sure.”read more
Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act just passed third reading, making Ontario the 4th province/ state across North America to adopt $15 minimum wage legislation.read more
Bill 148 – has officially finished the amendment process and will now be going for 3rd reading. We expect the final vote to take place on Wednesday, November 22, probably quite early in the day.read more
The Columbia Brewery bottling plant will be closing down by December 2017 Lorne Eckersley Oct. 26, 2017 1:00 p.m. News The Columbia Brewery bottling plant in Creston will be closing down by December 2017 and all bottling of Labatt products for Western Canada will be...read more
Employees frustrated with cost-saving service want to choose their own pharmacies By Lori Ward, CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2017 7:00 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 10:37 AM ET Some companies are turning to mail-order pharmacies to try to cut their prescription drug...read more
The Ontario government has announced its intention to introduce proposed legislation, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. The legislative proposals include broad ranging amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act.read more
“Ontario’s employment and labour laws are hopelessly outdated, and we want to ensure that when the government tables legislation based on this report, it does better for workers than the recommendations,” said Buckley.read more
Every year, thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job or die from work-related diseases. Yet, this is something few of us think about when we mark our ballots at election time.read more
Unions and families of workers killed on the job are asking the federal government to do more to enforce laws holding employers criminally accountable for workplace death and injury.read more
On International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are asking our government to act on their stated feminist principles.read more
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SEIU Local 1 Representatives
Confronting Blame The Worker
Hydro One belongs to all Ontarians.
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$15 and Fairness Day Of Action!
Visited Deb Mathews to demand:
- Anti-Scab Legislation
- 7 Paid Sick Days
- Better Working Conditions For Temps
- Proper Enforcement and Respect At Work
2016 SEIU Golf Tournament
Thank you to everyone that could make it out and have a great time at this years golf tournament. It was one of the best turn outs ever for members and weather.
Would also like to give a big thanks to Aaron Stapleton, Joe Hitchcock, SEIU Local 2 and Branch Local #1 for making this day possible.
Until next year!
Occupy WSIB – Justice For Injured Workers’s Rally
Officers of SEIU Branch Local #1 attended a WSIB rally in downtown London to show their support. For more information on this cause and the rallies that take place visit the London & District Injured & Disabled Workers Group & Allies or Occupy WSIB – Justice For Injured Workers’s Facebook pages.
For more information on WSIB and why these rallies take place visit “Right now, workers’ compensation is about saving money for the employers”.
Wealth gap widens in Canada as richest see faster rise in net worth.
The wealth gap between the richest Canadian households and the country’s poorest has widened since 1999, new data released Wednesday shows, with the net worth of wealthy households comfortably outpacing gains made by lower-income households.
Statistics Canada says the average net worth of the top 20 per cent of families sorted by income group rose by an average of 80 per cent between 1999 and 2012, compared with a gain of 38 per cent among families in the bottom fifth of society.
Go green with brown beer bottles.
When you drink beer from a brown glass bottle, you’re helping the environment and supporting thousands of green, local jobs. Almost all (98%) capped brown beer bottles are recovered and reused 17 times before being crushed, melted and produced into new bottles.
Capped brown beer bottles directly supports good, green jobs. Unfortunately, these jobs are at risk due to the prevalence of canned beer.
Go to www.BrownBottle.ca to learn how important it is to drink from Brown Bottles.