Last year, our friend Avi Lewis debated Doug Ford on CTV’s Question Period. In that debate, Doug Ford made it perfectly clear that he would rather stand with Loblaws CEO Galen Weston, who has engaged in price-fixing schemes, evaded taxes and threatened to lay off workers, than pay a $15 minimum wage. Doug Ford pretends to be “for the little guy” but we know that his promise to freeze the minimum wage will hurt workers now and in the long term. Help us spread the word:
We need YOU to call in TODAY between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm
We have just learned that Deena Ladd, coordinator of the Workers’ Action Centre, will be on CBC’s Ontario Today between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to discuss Ontario’s minimum wage. Tune in to CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM.
Please call in to support a $15 minimum wage and annual indexation to inflation. Call 1-888-817-8995.
Tips for getting through:
- Start dialling in 5 or 10 minutes before 12:00 noon.
- Keep re-dialling until you get through.
- If you get through, be clear, calm and thoughtful and try to share lived experience.
You can also tweet @CBCOntarioToday or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith communities speak out for decent work
Over 200 faith leaders from across Ontario have publicly spoken out in support of our demands. Leaders of diverse religions have been interviewed by the media, made presentations to the government, led marches and talked to their congregants about the urgent need for decent work. Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition recently released an election kit that sees employment justice as a deciding election issue, check it out!
Show your support for $15 & Fairness!
Make your support for a $15 minimum wage and decent work for all visible. Order a sign here and come out to an outreach action in your community (click here for a full list). If you have an event coming up that’s not on our list, send us the details here.
June 16 Rally for Decent Work
Join the rally for decent work in Toronto on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm outside the Ministry of Labour. Sign up here. See if a union, organization or community group in your town can sponsor a bus to Toronto or organize an action locally.