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Subject: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – October 17, 2020

 

As the Windsor and District Labour Council, we work every day to be there for workers, their families and our society to stand up for good jobs and the necessary social systems to eradicate poverty.

We can see the signs of poverty each day in our very own community. There are children accessing school lunch programs so that they are not hungry at school, people couch surfing because of the lack of affordable housing, and people regularly visiting food banks so they have enough to eat. We know people are struggling.   

In the lead up to this year’s International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we ask you to email your MP and MPP to say that we need to strengthen our social safety nets to ensure that no one has to live in poverty. It takes things like a National Childcare Plan and a single-payer Universal Pharmacare Plan to support all people in having enough to live a dignified life.

A sample email for your elected officials can be found here:

https://canadianplan.ca/disaster-proof-canada/send-a-letter

We encourage you to take a moment to add to this letter to write about your own story as to why eradicating poverty matters to you.

 

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Candace Rennick - Secretary/Treasurer CUPE Ontario

 

"Care not Profits" from CUPE Ontario, in association with UNIFOR and SEIU

 

Labour Day Message from Fred Hahn, President CUPE Ontario