Campaign 2000 joins the growing number of groups across the province calling for an increase in the minimum wage. In their 2012 report card on child poverty released on Thursday, Campaign 2000 notes that 1/3 of children in poverty in Ontario (or 92,500 kids) have one parent who works full-time. To ensure work is a pathway out of poverty, Campaign 2000 calls for an immediate increase in the minimum wage to $14/hour. The report card also calls for the government to complete their committed investment to $10 million for Employment Standards inspectors in the 2013 budget.
It’s time to melt the freeze!
Communities from around Ontario are joining together to demand an immediate minimum wage increase, launching the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage and calling for a province-wide day of action on March 21st.
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Melt the freeze! Raise the minimum wage!
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12pm
Ministry of Labour office, 400 University Ave., Toronto
* Coordinated actions in cities around Ontario
Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen for 3 years, while the cost of living continues to rise. Join us as we call for an immediate increase!
The minimum wage should bring workers and their families above the poverty line. That means Ontario’s minimum wage should be $14 in 2013. A minimum wage increase is an investment in healthy communities and good jobs for workers in Ontario.
On March 21st, the first day of spring and the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, communities around Ontario will be coming together for a decent minimum wage.
* Endorse the campaign
* Organize an action in your city
* Sign up for a delegation visit to your MPP
Get updates on March 21st actions by signing up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/119569048228250/
The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and Workers’ Action Centre