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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Ask candidates in your riding if they support a $14 minimum wage that brings workers above the poverty line.
- 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.
- 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
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!