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The March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate filled the streets of downtown Toronto today, demanding a justice-based transition to a green-energy economy.
A press release sent after the Toronto march pegged the number of marchers at over 10,000 including celebrities Jane Fonda and David Suzuki.
The thousands in Toronto were not the only people to take part this weekend. Events for jobs, justice and the climate were held in cities and towns across Canada.
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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) alleges Canada Post is practising union-busting, after the Crown corporation dropped its contract with the unionized temporary agency that had been staffing its international parcel intake plants.
Over the past few months an ever growing coalition has been steadily organizing towards what could be the most diverse march for climate and economic justice in Canada. This is the story of how the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate has come together. RSVP for the March at http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca
Video produced by Kai RW in collaboration with Beyond Crisis Film. http://www.beyondcrisisfilm.com/
Monday, June 15th marked the 25th anniversary of the Justice for Janitors Day campaign.
Initiated by SEIU in Los Angeles, Justice for Janitors is both a union drive and movement that has spread across the US and Canada.
By incorporating unions and community groups to link workers’ rights to other social justice issues like immigration reform, the “J4J” campaign piloted a model of organizing that is being replicated by fast food workers and other broad-based campaigns, like Ontario’s fight for 15 and fairness.