On June 6, the Harper government stuck its head in the corporate sandbox when it issued its approval for Target, an American multinational, to wipe out the jobs and security of more than 12,000 Canadian workers — the men and women who currently work at Zellers, whose rights in the eyes of the government are disposable.
City of Québec, QC – June 14, 2012 - A province-wide petition has been filed in the Quebec National Assembly, calling on the provincial Minister of Labour to require Target to comply with the Quebec Labour Act, and guarantee that workers at 35 Zellers stores in Quebec have the right to continue their employment — with their current seniority, salary and benefits — when Target takes over their store.
Workers, union activists and community members showed their support for Zellers staff at the Devonshire Mall Saturday, May 5, at the Support Zellers Workers Rally in Windsor, Ontario. The event received significant media attention, drawing over a hundred people who demanded fairness for the Zellers workers who will be losing their jobs once their stores are converted to Targets.
Hundreds of Windsor, Ontario residents, activists and long time Zellers customers will be heading to the city's largest shopping centre this May 5 weekend to Ask Target for Fairness. The rally is scheduled for 11 a.m., at Devonshire Mall.
www.targetfairness.ca campaign erects billboards in major cities across Canada to Ask Target Corp. for Fairness by respecting the experience, loyalty and hard-earned employment standards of Zellers workers.
NDP Leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair has announced his support for a petition that calls on the federal government to review the sale of Zellers to Target, and to join the www.targetfairness.ca campaign in asking the retailer for fairness when it comes to respecting the seniority, wages and benefits of Zellers workers.
The Ontario NDP Provincial Council overwhelmingly passed a resolution at the party’s recent council meeting in Toronto to support Zellers workers in asking Target for Fairness.
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