January 28, 2014
Raise the Minimum Wage: Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne Not to Legislate a Poverty Wage
The following post is from an e-newsletter sent out by the Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign.
A day after the recommendations of the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel were released, there is speculation the Ontario government will increase the minimum wage to $11. While this increase would recognize that wages have been frozen for four years, it still locks Ontario workers 16% below the poverty line.
Instead of legislating a poverty wage, we are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to take leadership for good jobs and increased consumer spending by implementing a $14 minimum wage.
A powerful Toronto Star editorial today calls on Kathleen Wynne to do better than $11 and states “Wynne is certainly speaking to the business lobby when she refuses demands for a boost to a $14-an-hour wage.”
We need your support to send a strong message to Premier Kathleen Wynne today!
- Send a message to Premier Kathleen Wynne on Twitter
- Write to Kathleen Wynne and ask her not to legislate a poverty wage
- Share this image on Facebook and encourage your friends and family to contact Premier Wynne