Ford Announces Minimum Wage Increase That Still Falls Short of Living Wage

One of the first acts of the current Ontario government under Premier Doug Ford in 2018 was to cancel a planned increase of the provincial minimum wage to $15 per hour. So it came something of a strange development on Tuesday morning when it was announced that Ford himself would introduce a plan to increase the minimum wage by 65 cent as of January 1, which will finally bring it to $15 per hour. Three years late. Continue reading “Ford Announces Minimum Wage Increase That Still Falls Short of Living Wage”

A Living Wage for Guelph-Wellington is Now $16.90

The Ontario government just cancelled the planned minimum wage increase to $15 an hour in January, but now, at least for workers in Guelph and Wellington County, it seems like they’re failing even further behind. According to a new report by the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, a living wage in our area is now $16.90 per hour. Continue reading “A Living Wage for Guelph-Wellington is Now $16.90”

GUELPH POLITICAST #109 – Sheila Block, Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives

It’s not every day that your get raise of over $2 per hour, but that’s what happened on January 1 of this year when the Ontario government’s mandated minimum wage increase went into effect. All those greedy fry cooks and stock boys will now be driving their sports cars and taking European vacations on the back of the small business owners that drive our economy, right? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #109 – Sheila Block, Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives”

Guelph Labour Activists Help Stand Up to Tim Hortons “Bullies”

It was a rainy night in Guelph. Cold too. So getting some two dozen protestors out at dinner time to wave flags and hoist signs to support workers who earn minimum wage was going to be a challenge, but not a challenge that Guelphites weren’t willing to overcome. Continue reading “Guelph Labour Activists Help Stand Up to Tim Hortons “Bullies””