$15 minimum wage coming January 1, 2019 -- Ontario Workers launch the “15 Week Countdown to $15” with a Provincial Day of Action

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TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over 20 provincial ridings will see local actions on Saturday, September 15, kicking off the “15 Week Countdown” to Ontario’s $15 minimum wage, coming into effect on January 1, 2019.

Residents, community groups, and labour councils will be delivering a message to local MPPs asking them to stand with the people of Ontario against the attempt by corporate lobbyists to rollback Ontario’s new labour laws.

Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Ontarians (66%) support a $15 minimum wage -- including 62% of small business owners -- Big Business is leading a campaign to cancel the $15 minimum wage and roll back the 2 paid sick days and other laws that came into effect this year.

The corporate campaign to repeal Bill 148, is spearheaded by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, whose members include UBER, Loblaws Inc. (which recently confessed to price fixing), the Canadian Franchise Association which lobbies on behalf of multi-national companies like Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Pizza Pizza, etc., as well as international temp agencies like ADECCO, ACSESS and Randstad corporations. 

Actions are taking place in the following locations:

Nil Sendil Communications Coordinator Fight for $15 & Fairness info@15andfairness.org l 647-710-5795

Rob HalpinExecutive DirectorOntario Federation of Labourrhalpin@ofl.ca l 416-707-1094

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Globe Newswire: 14:53 GMT Friday 14th September 2018

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