Protect Sears Workers
To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario;
WHEREAS, employees who have lost their jobs as a result of Sears Canada locations closing have found themselves without severance packages, and with their pensions in jeopardy. Meanwhile, current laws allow Sears to pay out its other debts, first; and
WHEREAS, Sears is currently attempting to pay their top executives up $7.6 million in bonuses, while they continue to ignore their workers;
WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
That Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal government work to push the federal government to amend current laws and force companies to pay out pensioners first when they liquidate their assets. So that when companies are entering bankruptcy, current and former employees are the first in line to get paid the pensions they’re owed – not last.