Minimum wage goes up June 1st: We still need $14!

Thanks to more than a year of organizing across the province, the Ontario minimum wage will be increasing to $11 an hour on June 1. This increase is nowhere near what workers actually need and there are no more increases planned. 

An $11 minimum wage still leaves full-time workers more than 16% below the poverty line -- that's why we are stepping up our fight for a $14 minimum wage.

Help make decent wages and decent jobs an election issue: 

  1. Send a message to all 3 party leaders urging them to support a $14 minimum wage for all workers. Click here to send an email.
  2. Plaster the $14 minimum wage poster on every front door, every window, and every street post in your community. Download and post the $14 minimum wage poster.
  3. Ask candidates in your riding if they support a $14 minimum wage that brings workers above the poverty line.
  4. Attend an all-candidates meeting. Bring $14 minimum wage balloons and buttons with you. Make our demand visible!  Here is a fact sheet on what the party leaders say about minimum wage.
  5. Take a picture of $14 Now signs in your neighbourhood and share them on Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter, use the hashtag #14now and the names of candidates running in your riding.

Contact us to get $14 Now posters, buttons and other materials.  Posters and flyers are also available to download here.


Outreach blitz - May 31st

Outreach blitz! 
Minimum wage goes up to $11 June 1st

Saturday May 31st
11am - 12:30pm 
Dufferin and Bloor (outside Dufferin subway)

Come and help us spread the word about the 75-cent wage hike to the minimum wage this weekend. Join our outreach blitz at Dufferin Subway.

An $11 minimum wage still leaves us with empty pockets, we deserve more! 



The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Ontario Campaign 2000, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Peel Regional Labour Council, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Unifor and the Workers’ Action Centre.  

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