October 8 was World Decent Work Day.
But instead of protecting decent work, Premier Doug Ford has said that he plans to side with the big business lobby & repeal the $15 minimum wage & other crucial rights for workers that we won in Bill 148 less than a year ago.
Show the government how many Ontarians support – & are depending on – the $15 minimum wage and Bill 148 by emailing your MPP & the Premier here.
Women – and particularly racialized women – are over-represented in minimum wage jobs and precarious work. Nearly 60% of minimum wage workers are women, and two-thirds of part-time and precarious workers are women.
Fighting for decent work helps close the gender pay gap!
The Equal Pay Coalition was deeply involved in advocating for Bill 148 and you helped us win:
- A $15 minimum wage.
- Equal pay for equal work: the right for part-time, casual, seasonal and temporary agency workers to be paid the same rates as their full-time and directly-hired co-workers for the same work.
- Two paid sick days.
- Fairer scheduling rules.
- Changes that ensure that employers follow the law.
It is important to remember that the $15 minimum wage and Bill 148 are still the law. The $15 minimum wage is due to take effect on January 1, 2019 – just twelve weeks away. There is no time to waste to stand up for our hard fought for wins for decent work!