Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

October 30, 2013 15:34 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Time to raise minimum wage above poverty line

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2013) - On Friday, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario will appear before the Ontario Minimum Wage Advisory Panel in Guelph.

Janice Folk-Dawson, chair of CUPE Ontario's university workers' coordinating committee will present recommendations including raising the minimum wage to $14 an hour. The last minimum wage increase in Ontario was in March 2010, and the wages a full-time minimum-wage earner brings home today are 21 percent below the poverty line.

WHO: Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair, CUPE Ontario University Workers' Coordinating Committee
Michael Yam, CUPE Researcher
WHAT: Presentation of "Towards a Living Wage" report to Ontario Minimum Wage Advisory Panel
WHEN: 11:25 a.m., Friday, November 1
WHERE: Flanders Room, Delta Guelph, 50 Stone Road West, Guelph

CUPE is Ontario's community union, with members providing quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.

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