NDP Candidate in Sault Ste. Marie, Celia Ross, celebrated the news of the endorsement from the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council on Friday.
I’m thrilled to have the Labour Council’s support, said Ross. The support reflects New Democrats’ commitment to reform labour legislation to ensure that the rights of working Ontarians are protected. The Liberals have done nothing to level the playing field and have left labour relations pretty much where Mike Harris left them.
New Democrats will reform labour laws to restore the balance in labour relations so that hard working Ontarians are given a fair deal at work. An NDP government would also end the WSIB benefit cutbacks to injured workers and give all workers a legal right to organize. New Democrats were also the only party to stand with Ontario’s educators against the draconian Bill 115 that attacked educators’ right to collective bargaining.
The Labour Council is made up of delegates from all labour organizations across Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding municipalities. The Labour Council promotes community economic development and social justice for all workers and their families, both working and retired.