They made doors, gum and jerry cans. Ontario’s ‘essential’ workers in manufacturing accounted for more workplace COVID deaths than any other sector — even health care, which continues to lose patients like crazy.
Ontario shut down their economy April 19 and began looking for ways to continue manufacturing amid the global epidemic. The Ontario government has been fighting COVID-19’s effects on its employees since the early days of the pandemic. As a result, hundreds of factories across the province have been forced to close down or lay people off.
While the federal government seems to have finally decided to help Ontario, it’s the state’s efforts that have saved the lives of thousands of people.
I’m joining with our union to fight for workers’ rights, fight for an Ontario where we can all live in harmony, and fight for workers’ well-being, and well-being in Canada.
Ontario has been an amazing success story, and it’s made me feel proud to make my home in this province, and fight for what we believe is right for our family, for our province and for Canada.
I’m so proud to have lived out my values and fought for all of us to fight for our society. That’s why I said to my husband and my friends, ‘I can’t be afraid, I’m already in this fight. I can’t let fear stop me.’”
In February, the Government of Ontario started a $1.9 billion bailout for businesses to get through the lockdown. The government began a “no strike clause” that guaranteed workers a 25% pay cut for a year, and if they refused, it would take the plant and the jobs away from them.
The government then said to workers, “It’s hard to believe, but you’re actually going to look for another job.”
On March 20, the Ontario government announced that they would give an additional $2,300 to every worker that applied for benefits related to COVID-19.
The Ontario government has been working towards making our life more comfortable and has also helped with our health.
We believe that the current economic system is not sustainable, and that our economic system should be a public service.
On May 20, Gov. Ford told the Ontario Legislature that Ontario is doing