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Multiple unions planning mass Ontario-wide walkout to protest Ford government: sources
Global News

Multiple unions planning mass Ontario-wide walkout to protest Ford government: sources

Mass protests and widespread disruption — that’s what Ontario’s labour movement is promising, as multiple Canadian unions plan to take part in sympathetic strikes to protest Premier Doug Ford’s Bill 28. Multiple sources told Global News a coalition of unions is planning a mass demonstration at Queen’s Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 and a massive multi-sector strike on Monday, Nov. 14.The aim, sources said, was to bring the province to a standstill and apply maximum pressure on the Progressive Conservative government to repeal Bill 28, which invoked the notwithstanding clause to impose a contract on CUPE’s 55,000 education-support workers.Labour leaders began gathering at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto on Sunday, where they’re scheduled to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. on Mo...