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Minimum wage increase takes effect in Ontario Saturday

Last Updated Oct 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm EDT

Workers making minimum wage in Ontario will see a slight increase in their pay starting Saturday.

Minimum wage goes up from $11.25 to $11.40 an hour, the third consecutive annual increase.

The New Democrats have been calling on Queen’s Park to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Labour Minister says the government will re-examine the minimum wage in about two years’ time.

Meanwhile, several labour unions took part in a rally in downtown Toronto on Saturday.

Protesters at the “Decent Work Rally” echoed the NDP’s call for a $15 minimum wage and called on the province to implement safer working conditions, paid sick days and an end to the gender and racialized wage gap.

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