NDP Leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair accepting a stack of petitions from Zellers worker Amanda Bacon. The petition calls on the federal government to review the sale of Zellers to Target.
NDP Leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair has announced his support for a petition that calls on the federal government to review the sale of Zellers to Target, and to join the www.targetfairness.ca campaign in asking the retailer for fairness when it comes to respecting the seniority, wages and benefits of Zellers workers.
Mr. Muclair declared his support for the petition at a recently held event in Toronto that included activists from the campaign like Zellers worker Amanda Bacon, who presented Mr. Mulcair with the petition. As the front-runner in the NDP leadership campaign, Mr. Mulcair gladly accepted the petition and pledged to the young worker that it will be the first petition he introduces to the House of Commons once elected to lead the Official Opposition.
“What Target is doing with the takeover is really unfair,” said Amanda, when asked about the petition. “For people who have worked there a long time having to reapply, they have to start at the bottom when they’ve had benefits and raises and they depend on the job. It’s completely unfair. They are losing something they’ve worked at pretty much their whole life.”
Supporters of the campaign can still sign the petition and encourage their family members, friends and coworkers to add their name as well by downloading a copy of the petition and mailing it to
Ask Target for Fairness Petition
300 – 61 International Blvd.
To find out more about the Ask Target for Fairness campaign, please visit and share www.targetfairness.ca.
You can also get the latest news about the Mulcair campaign and how you can help Tom lead the NDP toward forming the next federal government by going to www.thomasmulcair.ca.