Increasing the Minimum Wage

The campaign for living wages has gathered momentum with bills sponsored by NDP members in both the federal Parliament and the Ontario legislature to increase the minimum wage to $10/hour. The just-released report on Federal Labour Standards also strongly recommends that the federal minimum wage be reintroduced at a level that would allow full-time workers to live above the poverty line. Read a CBC article,"Bill could raise Ontario minimum wage to $10" and a CUPE report Thirty Years of the Minimum Wage.