INJURED WORKERS’ DEMONSTRATION

INJURED WORKERS’ DEMONSTRATION

MINISTRY OF LABOUR
400 University Avenue, Toronto
(just south of Dundas – St. Patrick subway)

Monday December 9th, 2013
11:00 a.m.

 This is the 22nd Annual Christmas Demonstration

Injured workers and supporters demonstrating, holding banner 'Human Rights for Injured Workers'

 Not on the backs of Injured Workers!

Workers’ compensation benefits are under attack by WSIB cost cutting.

Our compensation system stands today at a crossroads. Precisely 100 years after the founding principles of our workers’ compensation system were established, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board is veering away from these principles, and forgetting its responsibility to provide justice for injured workers.

 It’s up to us now to save the system. We have not lost sight of the founding principles, and we know what a just compensation system should look like. Join us outside the Ministry of Labour on December 9th as we demand justice for injured workers!

Bring your empty medicine bottles filled with pebbles, along with any other instruments of noise!

Minister Naqvi is invited…

Join us for refreshments afterwards

Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups
Toronto Injured Workers’ Advocacy Group members at:
(416) 461-2411 –  (416) 924 6477 – (416) 971 8832

(produced by volunteers from OPSEU Local 525)

Advertisements

WORKERS’ ACTION CENTRE: FEAST FOR FAIRNESS – OCT. 12th

Join us at a Feast for Fairness

Action Alert: Workers' Action Centre

Feast for Fairness

Join us at a Feast for Fairness at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market!  Help us win a minimum wage increase for all workers!

Saturday October 12, 10:30am to 12pm
St. Lawrence Market
Meet at the corner of Front St. E and Jarvis.
(1 block south of King St. E) Toronto

Look who’s putting food on our table
This Thanksgiving weekend, many low-wage workers are resorting to food banks in order to get by and restaurant workers continue to see their wages stagnate. Many migrant workers are excluded from minimum wage laws altogether.

Join the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage  and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change as we demand an immediate increase to the minimum wage to $14 and ending minimum wage exemptions for all workers!

Under the banner of “Poverty Wages? NO THANKS!” this event will be just one of many province-wide actions taking place around the Thanksgiving weekend calling for a $14 minimum wage, and in alliance with the Raise the Rates Week of Action from Oct. 14-20.

Find out more here

Make it Right Campaign

The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change is launching a new provincial campaign to ensure migrant workers have the same rights and benefits as all Ontarians. For too long Ontario’s laws have excluded migrant workers.  This affects us all.  It’s time to Make It Right!

WAC is a member of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.  Read more and take action below:

We are launching a new provincial campaign to ensure migrant workers have the same rights and benefits as all Ontarians. For too long Ontario’s laws have excluded migrant workers. This affects us all. It’s time to #MakeItRight. We are #InItTogether.

Our first action is a Feast for Fairness on Saturday, October 12, at 10:30am at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.  More details..

All workers, including agriculture workers, should be protected equally under Ontario’s labour laws. All workers should be entitled to minimum wage and overtime. They should be able to enforce these rights without worrying about being too late or having to under-claim how much they are actually owed by employers. Learn more…

All workers should be protected from being charged illegal and exorbitant fees by recruiters and agencies. Recruiters and employers should be registered, and the provinces and feds should work together with workers’ home governments to make sure that protection is effective across all borders. Learn more…

Going home after work should be a relief but many migrant workers have no relief from the stress of work since they live at or near their workplace.  They deserve decent housing and this requires inspection, enforcement, regulation, and viable alternatives. Learn more…

Farm workers need strong health and safety protections at work; domestic workers should be included in occupational health and safety laws; and all migrants should have immediate access to health services and other benefits that all Ontarians get. Learn more…

Migrant workers need stronger protections to make workers rights complaints and proactive enforcement of their rights. Migrant workers should have the right to change employers and stay in the country for settlement or employment standards purposes. Learn more…

Tell the Leaders of Ontario’s Provincial Parties that they must work together to ensure migrant workers have the same rights and protections as all other Ontarians. Take action now!

Copyright © 2013 Workers’ Action Centre, All rights reserved.
Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

Migrant Workers Alliance for Change: #InItTogether #MageItRight

We are launching a new provincial campaign to ensure migrant workers have the same rights and benefits as all Ontarians. For too long Ontario’s laws have excluded migrant workers. This affects us all. It’s time to #MakeItRight. We are #InItTogether.

Our first action is a Feast for Fairness on Saturday, October 12, at 1030am at St. Lawrence’s Market in Toronto.  More details..

All workers, including agriculture workers, should be protected equally under Ontario’s labour laws. All workers should be entitled to minimum wage and overtime. They should be able to enforce these rights without worrying about being too late or having to under-claim how much they are actually owed by employers.

Learn more…

All workers should be protected from being charged illegal and exorbitant fees by recruiters and agencies. Recruiters and employers should be registered, and the provinces and feds should work together with workers’ home governments to make sure that protection is effective across all borders.

Learn more…

Going home after work should be a relief but many migrant workers have no relief from the stress of work since they live at or near their workplace.  They deserve decent housing and this requires inspection, enforcement, regulation, and viable alternatives.

Learn more…

Farm workers need strong health and safety protections at work; domestic workers should be included in occupational health and safety laws; and all migrants should have immediate access to health services and other benefits that all Ontarians get.

Learn more…

Migrant workers need stronger protections to make workers rights complaints and proactive enforcement of their rights. Migrant workers should have the right to change employers and stay in the country for settlement or employment standards purposes.

Learn more…

Tell the Leaders of Ontario’s Provincial Parties that they must work together to ensure migrant workers have the same rights and protections as all other Ontarians.

Take action now!

     
Copyright © 2013 Migrant Workers-Alliance for Change, All rights reserved.

The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change includes Alliance of South Asian Aid Prevention, Asian Community Aids Services, Caregivers Action Centre, Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario, Justicia for Migrant Workers, KAIROS, Legal Aid Windsor, Migrante Ontario, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Social Planning Toronto, Unifor, United Food and Commercial Workers and the Workers’ Action Centre.

Our mailing address is:

Migrant Workers-Alliance for Change

720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223

-Toronto, Ontario -M5S 2T9

Canada

Add us to your address book

unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences

h

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

action-alert

Get ready for September 14th!

September 14th is coming soon — the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage’s second province-wide day of action for a $14 minimum wage!  This month we’ll be carrying out creative actions outside corporate targets who are board members of powerful lobby groups fighting to keep wages low.  You may be surprised to hear who’s on the list!  Stay tuned as we announce the full list next week!

Actions are being organized in Halton, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Sudbury, York Region, Cornwall, London, Toronto and more!   Check out 2 actions happening below.

$14 Minimum Wage Carnival

$14 Minimum Wage Carnival outside Toys “R” Us
Games, marching band and community outreach blitz!

Saturday Sept. 14, 1:00 pm

900 Dufferin Street, Dufferin Mall, Toronto
Meet at the north end of the mall on Dufferin Street.  You won’t be able to miss our banners!

Toys “R” Us made $13.5 billion in sales last year selling toys to kids and their families.

Toys “R” Us says they care about the community they serve. But Toys “R” Us chairs the board of directors of the Retail Council of Canada – an influential lobby group that is wanting to keep wages LOW for Ontario workers.  Help us tell Toys “R” Us that 1 in 7 kids in Ontario live in poverty. If they care about our communities they will support a minimum wage that brings families out of poverty!

More info here

Jane and Finch STREET PARTY for a $14 minimum wage!

Join Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) and allies
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12 to 4 pm

Southeast corner of Jane-Finch intersection,
Support the campaign to raise the minimum wage.
• Food
• Entertainment
• Free t-shirts*, buttons, and prizes (* While supplies last)

More info here:

Tell us what you are organizing on September 14th!  We’ll share the full list of actions next week!

Take Action!

Can you organize an action in your community on September 14th?

You don’t need a lot of people to make a big impact. Get in touch with the campaign for support with materials and action ideas at raisetheminimumwage@gmail.ca or (416) 531-0778, ext. 221

Help send Kathleen Wynne a message

Can’t join an action?  You can still help send a strong message to Premier Kathleen Wynne on September 14th.  Stay tuned for details of an online action on September 14th at www.raisetheminimumwage.ca. Help us spread the word and get 10 of your friends to send a message on September 14th too!

The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Ontario Campaign 2000, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and the Workers’ Action Centre.

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Employment and Work

The following email bulletin provides you with the latest news, legal information resources, common questions and training webinars from Your Legal Rights on the topic Employment and Work.

Latest News and Events

Foreign nannies and caregivers fee to cost families $275
Canadian families looking to hire nannies and caregivers from abroad will be financially stung by recent changes made to temporary foreign worker program, opposition and industry critics say.

Article Source:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

read more

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on Twitter

Register today for August 22 webinar on Return to Work and the WSIB
August 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. ET This webinar, intended for experienced workers and advocates, gives information on how to help workers navigate their return to work after a workplace injury. It includes a basic overview of the WSIB return-to-work scheme, and practical tips to protect workers from common pitfalls.

Article Source:

CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario

read more

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on Twitter

Do I have to reveal my medical history in a job interview?
From a Globe and Mail “Ask an Expert” column: I have a dilemma concerning my health, specifically, what I am obliged to say, either legally or morally, upon my return to the work force.

Article Source:

The Globe and Mail

read more

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on Twitter

Hiring foreign workers now more onerous for employers
Changes to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program will make it more expensive and time consuming for Canadian companies to fill a position with workers from outside the country.

Article Source:

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

read more

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on Twitter

View all news on this topic

Latest Resources

Vacation
The Employment Standards branch of the Ministry of Labour has information on vacation time and vacation pay, and what employees are entitled to for both.

Produced by:
Ontario Ministry of Labour

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on Twitter

Wrongful Dismissal
Recorded on June 13, 2013 – This webinar, intended for community workers, presents options for workers who have been fired or laid off. It looks at when an employer can fire an employee, what a worker can do if they are wrongfully dismissed, and what the courts or the Ministry of Labour look for when dealing with dismissal cases.

Produced by:
Parkdale Community Legal Services

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on Twitter

View all resources on this topic

Latest Training

Return to Work and the WSIB: What Advocates Need to Know
This webinar, intended for experienced workers and advocates, gives information on how to help workers navigate their return to work after a workplace injury. It includes a basic overview of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) return to work scheme and practical tips to protect workers from common pitfalls.

Register today at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/t5py8oy38eme&eom

Presenting Organization:
Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario

read more

Send Your Legal Rights Legal Information Bulletin on Employment and Work for 08/20/2013 to friends on Facebook share on TwitterView all training on this topic

Latest Common Question

What rights do workers have in relation to public holidays?View all questions on this topic

Connect and Share

Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
Subscribe to our Vimeo Channel
Add our content feeds to your website
Forward this email to a friend

About Your Legal Rights

Your Legal Rights is a project of CLEO and is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario.

Comments?

We welcome your feedback.

Copyright © 2013 CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario), All rights reserved.

Q&A: RAISING THE MINUMUM WAGE

raiseTHEwagehttp://raisetheminimumwage.ca/

CLEO: YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AS A WORKER – SOMALI

Xaquuqda shaqaaluhu leeyihiin

Shaqaale ahaan xaquuq baad leedahay xattaa haddii:

  • aadan ahayn muwaadan Canadian ah, qof

haaysta ruqsadda degenaanshaha joogtada ah,

ama leh ruqsadda shaqada,

  • aad hadda shaqada biloowday,
  • aad gurigaaga ama qof kale gurigiisa ka shaqeysid,
  • aad degan tahay qof kale gurigiisa aadna iyaga u shaqeysid,
  • ay tahay in aad ka sheqeysid goobo kale duwan wakhtiyo kale duwan si aad howsha u fuliso,
  • shaqada ku qabatid wakhti dhan (full-time), wakhti dhimman (part-time), ama ku-meelgaar ahaan (temporary).

Xattaa haddii aad saxiixday heshiis kontraat ah “shaqsi si madax banaan heshiis loola galay” (independent contractor) weli xaquuq baad shaqaale ahaan u leedahay.

1032939_95257933

 Maxey shaqaaluhu xaquuq u leeyihiin?

Waxaa jira sharciyo ku saabsan:

  • noocyada su’aalaha uu loo-shaqeeyuhu ku weeydin karo intuusan shaqada kuu qorin,
  • saacadaha shaqada,
  • lacagta ugu yar oo lagu shaqeyn karo (minimum wage),
  • mushaarka xilliga fasaxa la qaato, mushaarka maalmaha ciida la qaato, iyo wakhtiga shaqada laga maqan yahay,
  • caafimaadka iyo badbaadada goobta shaqada, iyo
  • waxa aad sameyn kartid haddii shaqada lagaa saaro ama si xun oo laguula dhaqmay daraadeed ay khasab kugu noqotay in aad shaqada isaga tagtid.

Waxaa jira sharciyo kala duwan oo khuseeya noocyada kala duwan ee shaqada. Waxaad u baahan tahay in aad ogaatid waxa ay sharciyadaani ka sheegayaan nooca shaqada aad qabatid. Waxaa suurtoowda in ay arrintaan ka caawiyaan ururada shaqaalaha, hey’adaha beesha qaarkood, iyo kilinikayaasha sharciga (legal clinics).

 Maxaan sameeyaa shaqaale ahaan haddii qof uu si lid igu ah ii takooro?

Sharciyada xaquuqda aadamigu waxey leeyihiin loo-shaqeeyeyaashu waa in ayan si adiga lid kugu ah ku takoorin. Haddiise shaqaalaha kale si adiga lid kugu ah kuu takooran, waa in loo-shaqeeyahaagu qaadaa tilaabooyin arrintaan lagu joojinaayo. Takooriddu waxey dhacda markii qof kaa hor istaago shaqo qorid, kuula dhaqmo si aan xaq ahayn, ama shaqada kaa eryo sabab la xiriirta:

  • jinsigaaga ama qoloda aad asal ahaan ka timid,
  • diintaada,
  • da’daada,
  • itaal-la’aantaada,
  • dheddig/lab ahaantaada,
  • qaabka aad u galmootid,
  • xammilanimodaada ama caruur aad leedahay sababteed.

Liiskan waxaa ka muuqda tokoorid badan hase yeeshe noocyadeedo idili kuma ay dhamma.

549243_91098719

 Maxaan sameeyaa haddii xaqdarooyin kale aan shaqada dhexdeeda kala kulmo?

Loo-shaqeeyayaashu waa in ay meesha ka saran wixii carqalad ah oo adiga si lid kugu ah kuu takooraya, haddii aysan caddeyn karin in wax ka qabashada arrintaani ay iyaga aad ugu adag tahay. Waxaa arrintaan la yiraahda “maslaxeyn” (accommodation).

Sidaas awgeed, tusaale ahaan, loo-shaqeeyahaagu wa inuu raadiyaa sidii u wax uga qaban lahaa bahidaada dineed. Waxaad u baahan kartaa inaad si goni ah u labisatid, in aad heshid fasax yar oo aad ku tukatid, ama aad ciidaha diiniga ah shaqada ka maqnaatid.

Xaaladaada caafimaad awgeed, waxaad u baahan kartaa in aad ku shaqeysid meelo dadan, ama fadhi, istaag, ama aad soc-socotid.

Marka fasaxa uurku kuu  dhammaado, waxaad xaq u leedahay in aad dib ugu soo noqotid shaqadaadii ama mid u dhiganta.

Kuwaani waa tusaaleeyn guud oo keliya ah. Waa in aad heshaa la-talin sharciyeed oo xaaladaada ku saabsan.

550813_82376093

Maxaan kale oo aan sameyn kara?

Waxaad u baahan kartaa in aad dacwootid haddii loo shaqeeyahaagu ama qof kale oo goobta shaqada u si xaqdaro ah kula dhaqmo ama uusan tixgalin xuquuqahaaga.

Dacwada wakhtigeedu waa xaddidan yahay, sidaas darteed waa inaad isla markaas raadsataa la-talin sharciyeed.

Qoro sidii wax u dhaceen, goormaa, iyo xagee, iyo magacyada qof kasta oo arkay ama maqlay dhacdada.

Waa fikrad fiican in aad had iyo jeer qoratid taariiqaha iyo saacadaha aad shaqeeysay. Waxaad kale nuqul ka reebata dokumeentooyinka kale oo shaqadaada ku lug leh.

Boggaan waxaan kuugu sheegeynaa warar guud oo keliya. Waa in aad heshaa la-talin sharciyeed oo xaaladaada ku saabsan.

workers

 Sida kaalmo loo helo

 Haddii aad ka tirsan tahay urur shaqaale

Ururka Shaqadiisu waa daafacidda xuquuqda shaqaalaha. Ka codso in ay ku caawiyaan. Sida caadiga ah, haddii aad ka tirsan tahay urur kuu dooda, lacagta urur ka mid noqoshada waxaa laga jara jeega mushaarkaaga.

 Haddii aadan ka tirsaneyn urur shaqaale Findhelp

waa hey’ad beeleed oo dadka ku caawisa luqado badan. Waxey teleefoonka ka jawaabaan afar iyo labaatanka saac (24-ka saac), toddobada beri ee asbuuc walba.

Waxey kuu sheegi karaan:

  • meesha aad cawinaad sharci ka heli kartid, iyo
  • sida aad ula xiriiri kartid hey’ad dejineed ama hey’ad beeleed oo aad ka heli kartid caawinaad noocyo kale ah.

Findhelp kala xiriir:

Lacag la’aan ah

☎ (Toll-free) ………………….. 1-866-667-5366

Lacag la’aan ah ee dadka maqalka ka dhibaateeysan

☎ (Toll-free TTY) …………….. 1-888-340-1001

 

www.211ontario.ca

 

Waxaa soo diyaariyey CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) iyagoo ay kala shaqeyeen CLEO Six Languages Advisory Group, oo ka kooban 10 hey’adood oo xubin ka ah.

Mashruucaan waxaa maalgaliyey Ontario Trillium Foundation iyo Legal Aid Ontario.

CLEO waxey Findhelp uga mahad celinaaysa caawinaada teleefoonka oo ay mushruucaan ka geeysteen.

Booqo www.cleo.on.ca si aad bogogaan iyo warar kale ugula soo baxdid.

ENGLISH  FRENCH

VIEW ALL TOPICS AVAILABLE IN SOMALI