Raise the Rates! – Rally April 1st

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

CUPE Ontario, OCAP and the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits (CAWDB) has been organizing a campaign to oppose the cuts in social assistance and disability benefits in Ontario, including the cutting of the special diet allowance.  CUPE Ontario affiliated locals (including CUPE 3906) mandated CUPE’s active participation in the Raise the Rates campaign at the 2010 CUPE Ontario convention.  Part of the campaign is a rally to be held on April 1st at noon in Toronto, the day these cuts will come into effect.

For information on the impacts of these proposed cuts and their context in Ontario, check out OCAP’s website.

For information on why this should concern you as a CUPE member, please see the educational leaflet for members.

Buses are being organized in Hamilton to get people to Toronto on April 1st.  If you are interested in reserving a spot on the bus from Hamilton, please contact politicalaction@cupe3906.org or president@cupe3906.org so that we can reserve a spot on the bus for you.

We hope to see you on the bus to Toronto on April 1st!