Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

January 31, 2007 13:21 ET

HAMILTON - OFL $10 AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE CAMPAIGN

NEWS CONFERENCE - OFL AND HAMILTON & DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL, 1130 BARTON STREET EAST, SUITE 207, HAMILTON - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST AT 11:00.A.M.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2007) - Ontario Federation of Labour, President Wayne Samuelson and Don Fraser, President of the Hamilton & District Labour Council will outline the urgent need for a $10 an hour minimum wage at a news conference in Hamilton on February 1, 2007.

"This is not just a Toronto issue," Samuelson said. "It's an issue for working families in every part of this province. If the McGuinty Liberals can vote themselves a 25% salary increase, they can surely find the time and energy to raise the minimum wage above the poverty line.

"The salary increase alone is more that a full year's income of a worker earning minimum wage here in Ontario," Samuelson said.

The OFL representing over 700,000 workers and their families has an important role to play in bringing this debate to workplaces and communities across the province.

cope343 /For further information: Wayne Samuelson, President
Ontario Federation of Labour
416.571.7408 (cellular)

Don Fraser, President
Hamilton & District Labour Council
905.966.2750 (cellular)
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Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-441-2731 ext. 665
    Secondary Phone: 416-443-7665
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138