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SUPPORT WORKERS AT TIM HORTONS!

Join a Tim Hortons action near you, Wednesday, January 10. Read below for more details! When Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14, Tim Hortons immediately began to eliminate workers’ paid breaks, reduce access to basic drug and dental benefits, eliminate uniform and drink allowances, and even cut employees’ hours of work. This is outrageous coming from a wildly profitable multinational corporation. In 2016, Tim Hortons generated US$3 billion in revenue for its parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI). That same year RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz pocketed $6,173,993 in wages, stock options and other perks. An additional US$350 million in profits were given out to shareholders. TELL TIM HORTONS: Hands off workers’ wages & benefits! The Tim Hortons corporation dictates virtu...

Add your voice for fairness- Personal emergency leave for auto workers

For the first time in Ontario’s history, everyone will have the right to 10 days of emergency leave — except auto workers. The regulations went into effect on Jan. 1 as part of the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, which includes exemptions for auto workers after the automotive industry lobbied the Provincial government. GM, Ford, FCA, Honda, Toyota and others cited the need to keep the industry competitive. Most Ontario workers will get 10 days for personal emergency leave which includes sick time, plus three days for bereavement. Two of those days will be paid. Instead of 10 days, auto workers will get seven days a year and three days for bereavement, none paid for. All workers, including auto workers, in Ontario should be included in all changes to the Employment Standards Act ther...

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