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News release: Fight for $15 and Fairness! Halifax Event – National Day of Action

Friday, January 19
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Halifax Central Library – on Sidewalk/Courtyard in front of the Library

In response to a call for a National Day of Action issued by the Fight for $15 & Fairness campaign in Ontario and their labour movement allies, we stand with workers in Ontario who are fighting to defend their victory of a $14/hour minimum wage on January 1st of this year (and a path to a $15 minimum wage in Ontario by end of year) and labour standards reform.

We are also calling for fairness for workers in Nova Scotia: to have a $15 an hour minimum wage and for our rights on the job.

Join us at NOON this FRIDAY JANUARY 19th on the sidewalk in front of the Halifax Central Library at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen St.

After years of organizing and building a movement, the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign in Ontario has won many important new rights for workers. However, some employers, including Tim Hortons franchises, are fighting back. With clawbacks to wages and benefits, the bosses are punishing low-wage workers for their newly-won rights.

The $15 and Fairness campaign has called for a National Day of Action to let Ontario’s low-wage workers know that they are not alone. We will be declaring our solidarity with them, and putting forward our own demand that workers in Nova Scotia need a much higher minimum wage and more rights on the job, too.

This local rally is being hosted jointly by the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council and the newly-formed Halifax Workers’ Action Centre.

For more information please contact:

Suzanne MacNeil, President
Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council