Campaign to Stop Tim Hudak comes to Ottawa

The Ontario Federation of Labour is bringing a campaign to stop Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak to Ottawa.

The federation is holding an urgent all-union meeting at the Travelodge Hotel Monday evening in the hopes of turning voters away from the provincial Tories.

President Sid Ryan told CFRA Hudak is trying to dismantle the labour movement to clear the way for a low-wage economy and they want their voters to know what's really going on.

"This campaign is about reaching those 30 per cent of our members that in the past have voted for Tories primarily because they thought their collective agreements were safe, their wages, their benefits, their pensions, and therefore voted for the Tories because of the elected tax breaks," said Ryan. "This time around, we're saying if you vote for that tax break, you're going to be voting against your own self interest and your own standard of living because he has a plan that's going to reduce everybody's standard of living."

Ryan said Hudak was trying to undermine the labour movement, despite the fact the Progressive Conservatives shelved a controversial anti-union plan last month.

Ryan said the regional meetings, which are taking place in 20 cities across Ontario will address union leaders, who will then speak with their members.

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