Who are “workers”? (HINT: It’s you)
When we talk about working people we’re talking about the people who make this province tick every day—grocery store workers, administrators, healthcare workers, educators… the list goes on and on.
We might not think of ourselves as “workers” and all our jobs are unique, but when we think about what challenges we share and the contributions we make to keeping this province going, a common theme is revealed.
That’s why we need the Putting Workers First campaign. It’s about a large collective of people who show up every day for their jobs, and need the government to show up for them.
So what do we want?
We want life to be a little more manageable and prosperous for everyday working people. You work hard, and things shouldn’t be a squeeze. What does that look like?
- Paid sick leave for all workers (always important, especially during a pandemic)
- A LIVING wage - minimum $15/hour
- Continued public ownership of crown corporations so we can maintain control
- Quality services like education, health care, transportation, that people rely on
- Better government accountability to us
Mostly, in a nutshell, we want our voices heard and respected (but you can also see a full list of issues here). We elect these people and they work for us. It’s time for them to act like it.
Here’s where you come in
You’re busy. We get it. That’s why our job is to keep a hawkeye on the policies, issues, and budgets that our governments propose and daylight the things that are going to impact you. What the powers that be choose to do, and what they ought to be doing.
We commit to the heavy lifting and all we need is you behind us. So sign up for the emails. Follow us online. Share our materials. And help us amplify our voices together.
If we can do that together then the people who make this province what it is can live healthy, prosperous lives.
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