Minimum Wage Info Night with the Workers Action Centre

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage:
An Evening of Education and Mobilization
Presented by Workers Action Centre and Poverty Makes Us Sick

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Queen Street Commons, 43 Queen South, Kitchener
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Building a strong $14 Minimum Wage Campaign
Come and Join Us!  Fair Wages Now!

We are inviting all interested community members to join us for an information and mobilization workshop to learn about the need for a livable $14 minimum wage, to dispel myths, and to build support for local contributions to the provincial fight.

Background:

The provincial government recently announced the creation of a panel to look at future minimum wage increases and report back within 6 months.  Our communities need an immediate increase. This is a critical moment to ramp up our organizing through creative actions, and make our voices heard!

Join us on Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm for an evening of knowledge-sharing from the Workers Action Centre and strategizing on how to contribute locally to the provincial campaign.

The Campaign celebrated its public launch on March 21st, 2013, with a series of successful Melt the Freeze actions on March 21st and 22nd.  Beginning in August, monthly actions across the province have been launched on the 14th of each month. For a provincial round-up of actions to date, go to: raisetheminimumwage.ca/category/updates/

Learn about local actions here: August 14th and March 22nd

Accessibility:

The evening will include light refreshments, and speakers from the Workers Action Centre and Poverty Makes Us Sick.  Come be a part of this important and growing campaign!

Childcare available.  Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like childcare.

The Queen Street Commons is located near the main bus terminal.  It is baby and kid friendly, wheelchair accessible and alcohol-free.  Vegan and gluten-free options are available. There is one, single-occupancy washroom that is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact Poverty Makes Us Sick at forspecialdiet@gmail.com.

workersactioncentre.org
raisetheminimumwage.ca

povertymakesussick.wordpress.com
@kwpmus
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/505296239555637/?context=create#

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, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and Workers’ Action Centre.

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