The minimum wage has been frozen at $10.25 for three years. Powerful corporate lobby groups like the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association are campaigning to keep wages low for Ontario Workers.
Board members of these lobby groups include corporations such as McDonald’s, Toys ‘R’ Us and Tim Hortons.
Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne she needs to stand up for Ontario workers, not line up with already profitable corporations. Join with the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage and send an email or tweet to Kathleen Wynne here:
On Saturday September 14, over 12 communities around Ontario are organizing actions to call on McDonald’s, Toys ‘R’ Us and Tim Hortons to support a minimum wage that brings workers out of poverty. We support them, shouldn’t they support Ontario workers? Check out all the actions happening here.
If you are in Toronto, we would like to invite you to a Minimum Wage Carnival outside Toys “R” Us at Dufferin Mall!
$14 Minimum Wage Carnival
$14 Minimum Wage Carnival outside Toys “R” Us
Games, samba band and community outreach blitz!
Saturday Sept. 14, 1:00 pm
900 Dufferin Street, Dufferin Mall, Toronto
Meet at the north end of the mall on Dufferin Street. You won’t be able to miss our banners!
Afro-Brazilian percussion from Maracatu Baque de Bamba!
Toys “R” Us made $13.5 billion in sales last year selling toys to kids and their families.
Toys “R” Us says they care about the community they serve. But Toys “R” Us chairs the board of directors of the Retail Council of Canada – an influential lobby group that is wanting to keep wages LOW for Ontario workers. Help us tell Toys “R” Us that 1 in 7 kids in Ontario live in poverty. If they care about our communities they will support a minimum wage that brings families out of poverty!
More info here