Ontario's Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs plan
The Changing Workplaces Review and resulting Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act has presented new and concerning challenges for our members and Ontario’s business community broadly. The Keep Ontario Working (KOW) group, a coalition of Ontario’s leading industry and sector associations as well as major employers, met on Monday June 12/17 at the OCC office to discuss the next steps in our advocacy campaign. KOW brings together divergent voices to strengthen our collective advocacy. Broadly, our goal will be to confront elements of the legislation that we think there is still room for negotiation on, while bringing evidence to the table to support the notion of a broader package of offsets to help the business community transition into these new changes.
The KOW website has been updated with new content and calls to action. You can visit it at www.KeepOntarioWorking.ca. The next phase of our letter writing campaign has launched. We encourage our members to take action against these labour reforms by submitting a letter to their local MPP through the Coalition’s website. To submit a letter, click here.