Workers across the province will “turn up the heat” Saturday on the minimum wage freeze.
They’re taking action against corporate lobby groups that oppose a $14 minimum wage – in particular the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association.
“Corporations with over 500 employees are the largest source of poverty-level wages, employing nearly half of all minimum wage workers in Ontario,” said Christy Knockelby of the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty.
Minimum wage in the province has been frozen at $10.25 for the past three years, and the campaign to raise the minimum wage is pushing Premier Kathleen Wynne to raise the wage so it will bring workers 10% above the poverty line.
Locally, over 50 people have signed up for the $14 minimum wage festival outside Toys ‘R Us Saturday afternoon at Dufferin Mall.
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