Yesterday in New Westminster, approximately 40 ACORN members enthusiastically demonstrated against Christy Clark's paltry 20 cents an hour raise to the minimum wage, demanding a 15 dollar per hour wage.
Raise the Minimum Wage
The lowest wages in Ontario will see a small increase this year, but members of Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN are saying the federal government should be raising its own minimum wage.
A Toronto couple supporting two children both need to work full-time at $18.52 an hour each to make ends meet — a far cry from reality for too many struggling families, a report released Friday finds.
BC ACORN member Jacqueline Hardy talks to CBC News about the 20 cent increase to the minimum wage.
Kathleen Wynne announced a 25 cent increase to the Minimum Wage, putting the base pay at $11.25 for Ontario’s lowest paid workers.
This past weekend BC ACORN members continued to put in some serious work on the "Fight for 15" campaign!
BC ACORN members fight for a raise in the minimum wage
British Columbia will end a three-year freeze on the minimum wage with a 2-per-cent hike in September, giving the province’s lowest-income earners an additional 20 cents per hour, or enough for a cup of coffee after an eight-hour shift.
Last Thursday, about 40 people came out to a lively town hall about raising the minimum wage! We heard from a panel of speakers including workers, students, researchers, and activists – all talking about the need for a living wage here in Nova Scotia!
Lively town hall kicks off living wage campaign