OFL Launches Communities That Work Campaign

February 1, 2010, 11:50 AM EST

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Unions in Ontario are pressing for Premier Dalton McGuinty to make next month's budget a 'good jobs' budget with a campaign starting with a series of radio ads launched this week.

"The top priority for the Ontario government must be to preserve and create good jobs," says Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan. "That's how we'll pay down the deficit and speed up and consolidate the economic recovery. It's the only sustainable way to really help the government's bottom line.

"Billions of dollars has been spent on infrastructure to stimulate the economy," said Ryan.  "We don't want to see that progress reversed in this budget by cuts or sell-offs. Asset sales will do nothing to create good jobs, but will take revenue away from government and increase deficits and debt over the long term."

On February 1, the OFL launched its "Communities That Work" campaign, taking to the airwaves in a province-wide blitz to deliver the message.

"This is an important campaign and I encourage all Ontario CAW members to get involved in their communities," said CAW President Ken Lewenza. The CAW recently began the process of re- affiliating with the OFL and the campaign is the first major initiative since then.

For more information or to find out how to get involved, please visit: http://www.communitiesthatwork.ca/

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