Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 21, 2007 16:56 ET


Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2007) - "Press reports on Ontario's minimum wage today show how out of touch the McGuinty government is with the challenges faced by workers earning less than $10 an hour," said OFL president Wayne Samuelson.

"Attempts to delay the implementation of moving to a $10 an hour minimum wage are unacceptable and hurtful to the hundreds of thousands of families who are trying to survive on the minimum wage.

"McGuinty's comments directed toward the Federal government and their delay in transfer payments on a per capita basis to Ontario - saying that justice delayed is justice denied would apply to any delays by the McGuinty government to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour now," Samuelson said.

Wayne Samuelson, president of the 700,000-member Ontario Federation of Labour will be at the Ontario Legislature, Queen's Park for the Ontario Budget on Thursday, March 22, 2007. He will be available for comment at 4:00 p.m. at the Legislature or by cell phone.

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Contact Information

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