Melt the Freeze, Raise the Minimum Wage!

534,000 workers in Ontario make minimum wage, nearly one in ten workers in the province. The three-year freeze has effectively lowered their income by 7%.
Working full-time shouldn’t mean living in poverty.

Please join us this coming Friday for the launch of the Raise the
Minimum Wage Campaign!
Friday March 22, 3:30
MPP John Milloy’s constituency office, 1770 King St. E, Unit 6C Kitchener
(any Route 7 bus that is not heading to Waterloo)

Province-wide day of action

Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen for 3 years, while the cost of
living continues to rise. Join us as we call for an immediate increase!

The minimum wage should bring workers and their families above the poverty
line. That means Ontario’s minimum wage should be $14 in 2013. A minimum
wage increase is an investment in healthy communities and good jobs for
workers in Ontario.

On March 22 cities across the province will be visiting their MPP’s office with a bucket of frozen money –
either ‘nickles and dimes’ or the current minimum wage of $10.25. 
Join Poverty Makes Us Sick here in Kitchener!

Also, on March 21st, the first day of spring and the International Day for the
Elimination of Racism, communities around Ontario will be coming together
for a decent minimum wage.

Contact PMUS at:
Twitter: @kwpmus , #RaisetheRates

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

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