Sept.14th action to demand a decent wage now!!!!

6 Sep

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage
Province-wide Day of Action
Fair Wages Now!

Saturday, September 14, 5-6pm…
On Sidewalk in front of McDonald’s (600 King St W @ Breithaupt Ave)

Rally and Community Outreach
Kid-Friendly, Non-Intrusive, Community-Positive

We will display placards and creative props while
distributing leaflets about the Campaign to Raise the
Minimum Wage. We have postcards addressed to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that we will have supporters sign.

There will be province-wide actions on the 14th of every month until we win our demand of an increase to $14/hr. Together we can win an increase in the minimum wage to get workers out of poverty!

See the round-up of August 14th actions here: http://raisetheminimumwage.ca/updates/communities-across-ontario-take-action-for-14-minimum-wage/.

Background:
Prices are going up, but wages are not.
The minimum wage has been frozen for 3 years at $10.25. It’s time for an increase.

The current minimum wage drives workers 19% below the poverty line. We need fair wages, not poverty wages! Increasing the minimum wage to $14 will bring workers 10% above the poverty line in Ontario.

A raise in the minimum wage makes economic sense. Research shows minimum wage increases get invested back into communities and do not cause job loss.

The Ontario government has said it will have a panel study minimum wage. The Liberals have shown a strong pattern of stalling through the commissioning of panels. People in Ontario can’t wait, we need an
increase now!

Why McDonald’s?
McDonalds is a member of a lobby group that opposes an increase in the minimum wage. McDonald’s USA has even gone so far as to create a budget for their
minimum wage employees – it supposes that they have at least two jobs! See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/mcdonalds-serves-up-a-min_b_3620543.html

On September 14th communities across the province will hold rallies that highlight the membership of McDonald’s, Tim Hortons, Loblaws Family of Companies and Toy’s R Us in this lobby.

Upcoming Locally:
Tuesday, September 24th Poverty MakesUs Sick is pleased to be hosting Toronto’s Workers Action Centre for an evening of education and mobilization around the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage. This is an important event! Hope to see you there!
Find out more here: http://povertymakesussick.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/989/ or http://www.facebook.com/events/505296239555637/.

For more information and to sign up for email alerts about the local campaign, contact Poverty Makes Us Sick at forspecialdiet@gmail.com

Check out the province-wide campaign, and find out how to use social media in this struggle at: raisetheminimumwage.ca

workersactioncentre.org
povertymakesussick.wordpress.com
raisetheminimumwage.ca
#fairwagesnow, #14now

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2 Responses to “Sept.14th action to demand a decent wage now!!!!”

  1. seachranaidhe1 September 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Reblogged this on seachranaidhe1.

    • doug September 7, 2013 at 1:37 am #

      Hey Julian would you and your buddy’s get jobs if the minimum wage went up to $14 hr??? LOL. I have my doubts.

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