Dear Local 1 Members, 192 years ago, a process was set into action that saw the Tolpuddle Martyrs tried, convicted and deported to Australia for seven years for the ‘crime’ of forming a union. It’s a story that still speaks to people today, and for the London and...read more
To all SEIU 2 Ontario Members, On May Day, May 1, 2022, please consider joining other SEIU Local 2 members and thousands of workers from across Ontario to celebrate the gains working people have won over the years and to commit to fighting for a better future for...read more
April 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tolpuddle Co-Operative, Community Room 380 Adelaide Street North London, ON N6A 5N8 This is a hybrid event. Masks are required to attend the indoor ceremony at the Tolpuddle Co-Operative Community Room. Zoom link...read more
In light of the horrible war in Ukraine, SEIU Local 1 is making a $500 donation to the London Ukrainian Centre. This donation will be matched by SEIU Local 2 for a total donation of $1000. The Following message is from the...read more
By Equity Representative Pam Diggs: International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 worldwide. This day is focused on empowering, educating and fostering support for women and children. The wider agenda of IWD encompasses a variety of different...read more
The poster read, “Wanted at once, 300 men for No. 2 Construction Battalion for coloured men of Canada.” The unit was formed in Nova Scotia, home to more than a third of this country’s blacks. …In the early 1900’s, during the First World War they weren’t always wanted...read more
Ottawa (02 Dec. 2021) On December 6, 1989, a male gunman opened fire in a classroom at the Montreal engineering school, specifically targeting women students in an anti-feminist attack. The École Polytechnique massacre is commemorated annually as the National Day of...read more
As transgender people gain more visibility and acceptance, we take time this November 20th to remember those who were not so lucky to be accepted. Transgender Day Of Remberance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender...read more
Starting on September 22nd, 2021, the Ontario government , in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings. Some of these...read more
UNIONMADE PARTY – SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
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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.