In twelve weeks, Ontario’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $15 an hour.
But our Premier is threatening to cancel this increase, and those threats are becoming louder every day.
Yesterday, during question period, Premier Ford said, “We’re going to get rid of 148.” That threat is unacceptable. The protections workers won in Bill 148 help keep us all safer at work, and promote good jobs for the most vulnerable.
We’ve convinced the people of this province that workers deserve better. Now, workers across the province will take action together on October 15 to show decision-makers just how many of us are ready to defend the $15 minimum wage and all protections for workers.
Because right now, it’s all up for grabs; the $15 minimum wage and decent work legislation, such as paid sick days, equal pay rules and laws to make it easier to join a union have all been targeted either by the government or by employer groups.
We can’t let these gains be rolled back. Workers had to fight for years to get these basic rights enshrined in law, to make our workplaces safer and more equitable.
All Unifor local unions should participate in the October 15 Provincial Day of Action to defend $15 minimum wage and decent work.
So how will you take action? Will you organize a solidarity action at your workplace? Will you reach out to a $15 and Fairness organizing group and do a joint action? Will you make sure that your PC MPP knows where Unifor members stand?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you promote and plan your event.
As union members, it’s our responsibility to show Ontarians that all people deserve good, safe jobs.
Let’s get to work!
Ontario Regional Director