Canadians are struggling to maintain food security due to soaring grocery prices, and it’s costing them their money and health, one expert says. “Food insecurity is associated with great risk for a wide range of…
To afford a house in East York on the recently increased minimum wage, a prospective buyer would need to save for decades.
Recent federal and provincial increases in minimum wage are not enough to let single-wage earners survive in Toronto, critics say.
Business owners, employees and customers have all been impacted by the minimum wage hike to varying degrees; some much more drastically than others. The Toronto Observer spoke with both employees and employers as they reflect on their experiences.
Labour reforms were put in place by the Liberals in late-November to implement a minimum wage increase to $15 by Jan. 1, 2019.
Pay raises are something people are usually happy about, but at the start of 2018, the minimum-wage increase is leaving some people across Ontario frustrated.
Organizers and activists resolved to continue fighting for workers’ rights, including a $15 minimum wage in Ontario, at the events organized Friday in Toronto at U of T as part of the Fight for 15 and Fairness campaign.
The minimum wage for Ontario officially went up by 25 cents to $11.25 per hour last week, making it Canada’s second highest minimum wage, after the Northwest Territories.
When Chavenne Stamp realized she could not afford to hire a face painter for a children’s party, she got a paint kit and gave it a go. Stamp, 26, is raising her two children on a $12 an hour wage. She got the pay raise barely six months ago when she left her job working at a big-box retail store where she earned $10.25 per hour, Ontario’s minimum wage.