Ottawa area cleaners will be joined Saturday by the anti-poverty group ACORN and the Service Employees Union Local 2, to demand the government implement a living wage policy.
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SEIU and Ottawa ACORN are demanding a living wage for janitors
Janitors in Ottawa fight for a living wage
Ottawa ACORN (Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) members will focus this year on increase the housing allowance for social assistance recipients.
“Unless [you] get some stroke of luck, it doesn’t matter how hard you work, how much you pound the pavement, how much you save, you are still stuck, and it’s persistent,” said Ria Rinne, 31, a board member for ACORN Canada, an organization that represents low-income families.
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Ottawa ACORN member Mavis Finnamore talks to Global National about the 2015 federal budget
Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN members held a rally in downtown Ottawa for in their continued pursuit for a federal $15 per hour minimum wage for workers and contracted employees in the federal government.