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SEIU Local 2.on

November 18, 2008 13:35 ET

Media Advisory: Janitors and Supporters Rally to Protest Impact Cleaning's Schemes

Community leaders call for building audits of all Impact-cleaned sites in the GTA

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2008) - Dozens off Impact Cleaning Services (Impact) janitors and their supporters will hold a rally in downtown Toronto on Wednesday November 19th at noon at Nathan Phillip's Square.

Community leaders are calling on property owners and managers, like Avison Young, to allow for an independent audit of the employment practices at sites where the cleaning is contracted out to Impact.

WHAT: Justice for Janitors March and Rally

WHEN: Wednesday November 19th
12 pm

WHERE: Nathan Phillip's Square (south east corner )
at Queen and Bay

The rally, organized by the Justice for Janitors movement of SEIU Local 2, follows a joint letter released by community leaders a week ago calling for the audit. The Canadian Tamil Congress, the Chinese Canadian National Congress -Toronto Chapter, the Canadian Hispanic Congress, the Toronto and York region labour Council and others have signed the letter.


Justice for Janitors

MPP Toronto - Danforth (NDP) Peter Tabuns

Toronto & York Region Council John Cartwright

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Impact Worker


Impact Cleaning Services workers face some of the worst working conditions in Toronto. The company they work for operates an elaborate sub-contracting scheme.

This scheme results in many workers being denied basic Employment Standards Act protections. Many don't receive any vacation pay, Employment Insurance and in some cases have no WSIB coverage. In some instances workers have spoken out about being paid less than minimum wage.

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Participants will be wearing SEIU purple and holding placards. March down Bay St.

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The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest growing union in North America, with 100,000 workers in Canada and 2 million workers across Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

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