The citizen's action group We Are Oshawa is urging residents to keep the
pressure on all political parties to raise the minimum wage to $14 on
International Women's Day. Women make up 57% of minimum wage workers and Premier
Wynn's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $11 will keep women 16% below the
“Coming from Flint, Michigan I’ve seen a low wage economy in full force,” says We Are Oshawa spokesperson Tiffany Balducci. “Women especially are hit the hardest. Now we’re seeing it in Ontario with precarious work, temporary work, and falling wages. The newer generations are suffering through low wages and trying to string together a few temporary jobs while paying student loan debt and attempting to start families. This isn’t fair and this isn’t what we want for future generations.”
We Are Oshawa is encouraging residents of Oshawa to attend the International Women's Day march on Saturday, March 8th at OISE, 252 Bloor St West in Toronto.
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