Street Health is an agency in Toronto that provides health, outreach, support and ID services to homeless and under-housed people in the City, primarily in the downtown east end. Many of our members and supporters rely on Street Health and its staff on a regular basis and we view this agency as an essential part of the downtown east community.
OCAP is greatly concerned with union busting activities that have been taking place at Street Health, including delaying bargaining and attempting to decertify the union.
We have sent a letter to the Board of Directors regarding the situation at Street Health and we encourage everyone concerned with homelessness to do the same. Below, you will find our letter as well as a sample letter to use to send to the Street Health Board.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 4.00 PM, CHINESE NEW YEAR ACTION, STARTING THE YEAR AS WE MEAN TO GO ON!
108 CHESTNUT STREET, WEST OF BAY SOUTH OFF DUNDAS
See: www.metropolitanhotelsworkers.org for more on the MHWC.
PICKET THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 - 3pm
108 Chestnut Street, West of Bay South off Dundas
To-day, Metropolitan Hotel Workers Committee member, Emily Tang, was fired by the Metropolitan Hotel. She had been suspended for weeks for violating a shameless policy that bans workers from making public statements about the Hotel deemed negative by management.
This Saturday December 18, 2004
at 108 Chestnut Street- south of Dundas, east of University
Metropolitan worker, Emily Tang, has been informed by Hotel management that she will be fired if she continues to make public criticisms of her employer.
Last night, Emily introduced a screening of the film 'Bread and Roses'. It is fitting that a film about a struggle by immigrant workers should have been the backdrop for Emily's stand for free speech and workers' rights.
If management carries out its threat and tries to intimidate the workers at the Hotel by targeting Emily, we will be calling for your support for immediate action. Please keep checking this website for updates.
We have already reported (see below) that that Emily Tang has been targeted by the Company for her links to 'an external group'. The threat of reprisal has not stopped Emily.
Recently, OCAP took action to defend a couple of Spanish speaking immigrant workers who had been denied wages by a sleazy contractor.
On Thursday, February 19, a seven-person hotel workers delegation, backed by dozens of community supporters, went to the offices of HERE Local 75.
On Wednesday, December 3, OCAP brought a mass delegation to the luxurious Metropolitan Hotel in downtown Toronto.