Feb 1

February 1, 2017

WWEC Statement on US Travel Ban and Islamophobia

In the current political climate in the United States, workers have drawn into a dangerous narrative of blaming members of non-Christian religions, women, newcomers, and racialized people for problems of un/under-employment and a general sense of loss of entitlements that somehow takes away rights from white males.  We as Canadians are not, as horribly demonstrated by the Quebec City Mosque shooting, immune to this false narrative in Canada. The Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) exists to educate and advocate for…

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Jan 5

January 5, 2017

Moving into 2017 at the Windsor Workers’ Education Centre

Greetings and Happy New Year! The Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) was initiated by faculty and students in the Labour Studies Program at the University of Windsor in February, 2007. In 2008 that group acquired our current space at 328 Pelissier St. The centre relied on paid memberships and individual/institutional donations and was able to produce pamphlets on employment law, set up a phone referral service, organize direct actions and publicity campaigns, meet with workers on a variety of workplace…

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Dec 6

December 6, 2016

Holiday Party at WWEC

Holiday Party at WWEC: Dec 21 2016, 5-9PM Food, Refreshments, Raffle & space for vendors For more info call 519 252 1212

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Nov 9

November 9, 2016

Migrant Dreams screened at Windsor International Film Festival

On Sunday Nov. 6th, the documentary Migrant Dreams screened at WIFF. The film makers, workers featured in the film, and activists attended and the whole apparatus of the Temporary Foreign Worker program was examined by highlighting the lives of several women workers from Indonesia. It was important to show this film in Windsor since the greenhouse owners have become wealthy largely on the backs of low waged workers who face racism, sexism, and denial of rights. Local photographer Doug MacLellan…

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Nov 1

November 1, 2016

Get involved with WWEC!!

Since 2008 the Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) continues to be a community organization of workers, students and activists committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage, precarious employment. Our goal is to ensure that non-union workers have a voice at work and are treated with dignity and fairness. Located downtown at 328 Pelissier St., WWEC provides a new way for people to join together to fight for fair employment. People who are directly affected by…

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Oct 2

October 2, 2016

Apr 14

April 14, 2016

WWEC, Windsor District Labour Council and making Waves Windsor Essex info booth in $15 and Fairness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Windsor/Essex wants big changes to employment and labour laws: Ontario communities join April 15 Day of Action for $15 and Fairness     Windsor, On. April 13, 2016 – On Friday, April 15 labour and community organizations across Ontario are uniting to call for decent work. These actions are taking place in advance of the first report of the province’s Changing Workplaces Review. For over a year, two advisors appointed by the Ministry of Labour have…

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Apr 13

April 13, 2016

$15 an hour minimum wage

THE CAMPAIGN POINTS: $15/Hr Minimum Wage: Ontario workers are struggling to get by. More and more decent jobs are being replaced by low-wage work. We need a minimum wage that brings workers above the poverty line. The minimum wage was frozen at $10.25 an hour for four years. Thanks to more than a year of organizing across the province by the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, the government was forced to increase the minimum wage to $11 an hour…

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Jan 25

January 25, 2016

Justicia for Migrant Workers kicks off Harvesting Freedom campaign

HARVESTING FREEDOM CAMPAIGN 50 years of Farmworker Resistance MEDIA RELEASE: “The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the migrant farmworker program in Canada. Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) will be marking this year with the Harvesting Freedom Campaign, a call on the Canadian government to finally allow migrant farm workers in Canada to access Permanent Immigration Status. The Campaign starts in January of the 50th year of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers program and will include a Pilgrimage from Leamington…

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Oct 13

October 13, 2015

October 13: What’s up at WWEC

Over the last few weeks WWEC has been hosting a Forms Clinic staffed by St Clair College students who are accompanied by a working Para Legal. This has caused increased traffic into the centre and that’s a good thing! As well, we’re seeing an increase in the number of workers coming in for help from WWEC. For example, workers seeking advice on how to approach their board of director employer regarding an abusive supervisor, a worker injured in a vegetable…

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