Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

June 16, 2014 11:34 ET

Diverse Community Delegation to Call on Newly Elected Government to Support a Poverty-Free $14 Minimum Wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2014) - On June 18th, a large community delegation of faith leaders, health professionals, teachers, students, labour and community representatives will present thousands of petition signatures from across Ontario and call on Premier Kathleen Wynne and the new Minister of Labour to support a $14 minimum wage.

Date: Wednesday June 18, 2014
Time: 12:15 pm
Location: Ministry of Labour, 400 University Ave. Toronto
Photo / Video Opportunity: Colourful visuals including a giant petition with thousands of signatures.

A diverse community delegation will call on Kathleen Wynne to fulfill her pledge to create good, well-paying jobs and leave no one behind by making a commitment to a $14 minimum wage. The current minimum wage of $11 leaves full-time minimum wage earners more than 16% below the poverty line.

The new Minister of Labour is expected to be announced by Kathleen Wynne before July 2 when the Ontario legislature will be recalled.

For more information on the Campaign, visit: www.raisetheminimumwage.ca.

Follow the campaign Twitter account @fairwagesnow and hashtag #14now.

The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Ontario Campaign 2000, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Peel Regional Labour Council, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Unifor and Workers' Action Centre.

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