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.
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.
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.