After years of organizing, and most recently through the $15 & Fairness Campaign, we’ve succeeded in bringing important labour law changes to the table. Titled Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, this proposed legislation aims to raise the minimum wage to $15, ensure equal pay for equal work for part-time, temporary and contract workers, introduce fair scheduling measures, and more. But, we need your help to make sure it passes with the strongest possible amendments.
The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs is reviewing Bill 148 over the summer and is accepting submissions about the Bill until 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. Together with Parkdale Community Legal Services and the $15 & Fairness Campaign, we have prepared a detailed submission, which you can download by clicking here. We’ve also drafted a sample letter that your organization or network can use to endorse our proposed amendments to Bill 148.