On Thursday, February 1, several ACORN members attended the BC Poverty Reduction Strategy community meeting in Surrey. ACORN leader Tabitha Naismith attended the meeting and spoke to the Surrey Now-Leader about the housing crisis.
Raise the Minimum Wage
The B.C. government recently pledged to bring the minimum wage up to $15 by 2021. Ontario has promised to get there by 2019. What kind of difference will these increases make in the lives of workers?
Niagara business operator Damin Starr supports paying his staff a living wage, and has seen the benefits himself.
Sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour legislation have workers and lower-income families cheering over a huge boost to minimum wage and benefits, but the province’s business community warns that the moves will make the province less competitive and drastically raise costs in ways that would be passed on to all Ontarians.
We hear from business owners and those seeing a bump in their paycheques.
ACORN members in Ottawa have been fighting for wage increases since 2008 so we're happy to see the Ontario government bring forward a $15/hr min wage. // Les membres d'ACORN Ottawa luttent pour des augmentations de salaire depuis 2008, de sorte que nous sommes heureux de voir le gouvernement de l'Ontario annoncer un salaire minimum de 15 $ / heure.
Ontario employers will have to pay $15 per hour by 2019.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced a host of changes to labour laws in the province, as the changing nature of work leaves people with less secure jobs, fewer benefits and fewer protections.
Today, the Ontario Government announced plans to the increase minimum wage to $15 by 2019, raise Employment Standards and tighten enforcement, and make important changes to the Labour Relations Act.
Gisele Bouvier speaks to CBC and Radio Canada about $15 minimum wage, paid sick days and improvements to scheduling