Ontario is now one step closer to making a $15 minimum wage, and equal pay for part-timers a reality!
On Wednesday, a majority of MPPs passed the second reading of Bill 148, the Fair Work, Better Jobs Act. The vote was 66 in favour and 25 against the bill. I hope you will join me in saying thanks to the members of the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party for voting in favour of this bill, while the Conservatives voted against it.
This is exciting news! With one more reading the bill could become law.
While the passage of second reading is good news and a sign that many MPs are listening to the call for labour reform, we need to keep the voices of workers heard!
Please help to share this short Unifor video that tells the stories of temporary workers and why labour reform is needed. The video link to share with your MPP and on your Facebook or Twitter is:
Send your MPP a message to tell them why you support a $15 minimum wage, equal pay for part-timers and temporary agency workers and why labour reform is needed. You can find your MPP’s contact information listed here.
If this bill passes it will be significant and institute concrete changes for workers throughout Ontario, let’s make that happen.
As Unifor members I am asking that together we continue to step up and speak out to demand the government deliver the strongest possible labour legislation for workers that is possible.
For more information and the Unifor downloadable fact sheets on this bill please visit unifor.org/changingworkplaces.
Ontario Regional Director