Hamilton ACORN

Hamilton ACORN has three chapters in Hamilton, Ontario - Mountain, Downtown & East End.
Please contact the Hamilton ACORN office for more info on upcoming chapter meetings and actions. 905-393-5734 / hamilton@acorncanada.org  //   
 
Local Campaigns:
 
Healthy Homes: Hamilton ACORN won a review of the city’s property standards bylaws in January 2020. During COVID19, ACORN Hamilton has been fighting for mandatory health and safety measures in apartments to protect tenants during the pandemic. 
 
Defend Our Homes: Hamilton ACORN is calling on the City of Hamilton to protect tenants from renoviction & substandard housing.
- 2020 Report, Defend Our Homes
 
Online actions:
 
Stop Renoviction in Hamilton (Send a message to the Mayor)
 

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Canadian Press: Ontario group calls for minimum wage to be raised to $14 an hour from $10.25

TORONTO - A mock $10 bill — frozen in a block of ice — was presented to a representative Ontario's Ministry of Labour on Thursday afternoon in protest of the government's minimum wage freeze.

The protest was organized by The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, a coalition of several advocacy groups in Ontario.

Members of the group include Ontario ACORN, Worker's Action Centre, and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Rabble.ca: Anti-poverty groups call for $14 an hour minimum wage in Ontario

Toronto ACORN and allies take action for a higher minimum wage.Unfreeze minimum wage. Increase it to $14 an hour. Then index it to the rate of inflation.

Sounds simple enough.

The only question now is whether the Wynne Liberals will listen to anti-poverty and labour groups or bow to pressure from the business community who say an increase will only lead to cutbacks in the number of minimum wage workers.

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