Cantonese coverage of Raise the Minimum Wage action in Ottawa, August 14 2013
Living Wage - Salaire-subsistance
Members of social justice group Ottawa ACORN and national union members rallied in front of Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur's Montreal Road office Wednesday afternoon.
Members of ACORN Ottawa say almost 20 per cent of Ontario workers were forced below the poverty line in the three years since the provincial Liberals froze minimum wage at $10.25. ACORN’s provincewide campaign is calling for the rate to be immediately increased to $14, reflecting the rise in inflation since 2010.
ACORN Ottawa held a rally in Vanier Wednesday afternoon, demanding minimum wage in Ontario be raised to $14-per-hour and indexed to inflation.
Ottawa ACORN member, and volunteer Youth Engagement Coordinator, Curtis Bulatovich was featured on CFRA call in show regarding the $14 Now minimum wage campaign.
The working poor and students don’t have until 2014, when recommendations from a new provincial Minimum Wage Advisory Panel are set to bump up the lowest wages, anti-poverty advocates (including ACORN Canada) said Thursday.
Ontario’s Liberal government is appointing its long-awaited advisory panel on future increases to the minimum wage, which has been frozen at $10.25 the last three years. ACORN Canada members have been very involved in the coalition to raise the minimum wage in Ontario.
A group of more than a hundred people gathered on the corner of Pandora Avenue and Quadra Street to bring attention to what they feel should be the number one issue during this provincial election at the Rally To End Poverty in B.C.
TORONTO - A mock $10 bill — frozen in a block of ice — was presented to a representative Ontario's Ministry of Labour on Thursday afternoon in protest of the government's minimum wage freeze.
The protest was organized by The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, a coalition of several advocacy groups in Ontario.
Members of the group include Ontario ACORN, Worker's Action Centre, and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.