Ontario workers are struggling to get by. More and more decent jobs are being
replaced by low-wage work. We need a minimum wage that brings workers above
the poverty line.
The minimum wage was frozen at $10.25 an hour for four years. Thanks to more
than a year of organizing across the province by the Campaign to Raise the Minimum
Wage, the government was forced to increase the minimum wage to $11 an hour in
2014 and to peg the minimum wage to the cost of living. In 2015, indexation to inflation
raised the minimum wage to $11.25, effective Oct. 1.
But even with indexation at $11.25, workers are left more than 16% below the poverty
line – that is almost $4,000 below the poverty line per year. That’s why our fight for $15
is more important than ever!
At YUGSA's 2016 Annual General Meeting, members voted to endorse the campaign for
$15 and Fairness. YUGSA now joins the York Federation of Students (YFS) and the
Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario (CFS-O) in raising student voices in support
of a $15/hour minimum wage and fairness in the workplace.
At York University, we are demanding:
Stop by our office (Student Centre 325) to sign the $15 and Fairness petition,
or download the petition by following the link on this page.
For more information about the campaign or to get involved, please email Zena
Gopal (VP Campaigns): email@example.com.
325 Student Centre - York University | 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 | +1 (416) 736-5865 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Get involved with $15 and Fairness @ YorkU
When: Tuesday, September 6, 2-3pm
Where: 430 Student Centre (GSA Conference Room)