September 10, 2013
Participate in creative actions in your community for a $14/hour minimum wage. The province-wide campaign to raise the minimum wage will target corporations like Toys "R" Us that are lobbying against an increase. Low-wage jobs are increasingly the only work many people can get. The minimum wage has been frozen at $10.25 for three years, condemning many workers and their families to a life of poverty. We need a minimum wage that brings workers and their families 10 per cent above the poverty line and is updated every year with the cost of living.
In Toronto, join two actions:
Minimum Wage Carnival outside Toys "R" Us
The Dufferin Mall, 900 Dufferin Street
Saturday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the north end of the mall on Dufferin Street. You won't miss the banners!
Toys "R" Us made $13.5 billion in sales last year, selling toys to children and their families. Toys R Us chairs the board of the Retail Council of Canada, an influential lobby group that wants to keep wages low. Help us tell Toys R Us that one in seven kids in Ontario live in poverty. If the company cares about our communities, it should support a minimum wage that brings families out of poverty.
Join Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP) and allies for a street party
Saturday, September 14, 12 — 4 p.m., southeast corner of Jane and Finch intersection
Visit the campaign website to find out about other fun actions.
Can't join an action? Stayed tuned for details of an on line action on September 14 at www.raisetheminimumwage.ca Get ready to tweet and e-mail Premier Kathleen Wynne.