Please read the following information that was received as an email.
Ontario workers earning minimum wage haven’t received a raise in three years. On July 14th at 1400 hours (2pm), community allies will gather at the constituency office of Oshawa MPP Jerry Ouellette to ask him to support an increase in the minimum wage to $14.
Currently, minimum wage workers in Ontario earn approximately 19% below the “poverty line” of $23,000, as calculated by the Low Income Measure. We’re calling for an immediate increase of the minimum wage to $14 and annual increases tied to the cost of living.
The fastest growing sector in Ontario is the service industry, where wages are the lowest. The number of workers earning minimum wage almost doubled between 2000 and 2009. While household spending drives 54% of our gross domestic product, increasing the minimum wage to $14 will help workers and boost our economy.
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