Weekly Mobilizing Update from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

May 14 – May 18

Mobilizing Mondays – Week Seven

One section of the Ontario budget bill will wipe out public services as we know them. We must mobilize immediately to get Schedule 28 removed!

This section, called the Government Services and Service Providers Act, 2012, opens the door for government to privatize any public service. This would be done behind closed doors, without public accountability and could spell the end of truly public schools and hospitals.

One-minute action –The Act has been overlooked in debate. We must make sure MPPs know why it must be removed from the budget bill.

Visit budget.messageyourmpp.ca to automatically send an email to your MPP. (And forward the link to your friends!)

There is an important new message this week!

Five-minute action – Media need to be told about this dangerous privatization act. Send a letter to the editors of newspapers in your area. The more people who send letters, the more likely editors and reporters are to take notice. Email csaunders@cupe.ca to let us know where you’ve sent letters.

Twenty-minute action – Call a radio or television phone-in show. Tell them you’re concerned that the Government Services and Service Providers Act, 2012, will turn public services into a crate of Ornges! Ask them to make it the theme of a phone-in show (and email csaunders@cupe.ca when you do, so that we can get more information to the station).

Need more information about the budget? Visit cupe.on.ca/budget