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.
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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
This past Sunday in downtown Vancouver, over 20 ACORN members and approximately 40 labour allies joined the fight for a $15 minimum wage by rallying in front of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business offices, calling on the pro-business lobby group to "show workers some love" and support higher wages for workers.