Ontario workers struggle to get by as decent jobs are rapidly being replaced by low-wage and precarious work.
Join the Fight for $15 and Fairness in advocating for:
- $15 Minimum Wage
- Paid Sick Days
- Decent Hours
- Respect at Work
- Rules that Protect Everyone
A $15 minimum wage will create a HUGE boost to the economy and the community!
A $15 minimum wage will strengthen local economies as wage earners with newly disposable income will redistribute these funds into their communities. Raising Ontario’s minimum wage will stimulate the economy by putting an additional $5 billion into workers’ pockets.
It will create jobs!
Businesses rely on customers to thrive and generate job growth. There is no need for companies to produce additional goods and services without customers who can afford what they offer. This is partly why tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy have failed to create more jobs. Increasing the minimum wage creates demand for additional goods and services, thereby resulting in more jobs.
It will reduce income inequality!
Raising the minimum wage will benefit nearly 1.5 million people, almost 60% of whom are at least 25 years old. Women, newcomers to Canada, and racialized workers face system discrimination in the labour market and are over-represented among minimum wage earners. Raising the minimum wage will help close the income gap for workers facing barriers in the job market. Decent wages for workers, specifically women, the racialized, those under 25, and students will provide more dependence and opportunities.
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