ACORN Canada members have a long history of fighting for better wages in their communities.
Right now, Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen for three years. It gets harder every day to make ends meet on $10.25 an hour. 534,000 workers in Ontario make minimum wage, nearly one in ten workers in the province. The three-year freeze has effectively lowered their income by 7%.
Working full-time shouldn’t mean living in poverty.
On Thursday, March 21st, ACORN members are going join with allies across Ontario to send a message to the provincial government: the minimum wage needs to go up to $14 an hour now, and it needs to be indexed to inflation.
In Toronto, we’ll be at Ministry of Labour at 400 University Ave. (just south of Dundas St.) at 12pm. The Facebook event listing is here.
In Ottawa, we’ll be at the Ministry of Labour building at 347 Preston St at 1pm.
Contact the ACORN office closest to you for more information.
The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by Ontario ACORN, Workers Action Center, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Center, Ontario Campaign 2000,OCAP,Parkdale Community Legal Services, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, and Toronto and York Region Labour Council.