Skip to comments.Raise minimum wage in Ontario to $14 per hour: New union says
Posted on 09/07/2013 8:52:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Unifor, Canada's newest union, has called for the minimum wage in Ontario to be increased to $14 per hour.
Unifor also endorsed the concept of a "living wage," which is a wage sufficient to allow a family of four, with two wage-earners, to pay for the basic necessities of family life.
Unifor says studies have estimated the living wage in Ontario to be around $18 per hour, "and so increasing the statutory minimum to $14 must be only the first step of a broader strategy required to ensure all Ontario workers can enjoy decent living standards."
The super-union - comprising more than 300,000 former members of the Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union - was founded at the end of August.
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You should know that the rest of Canada hates Morontario.
Sure - and then how many people will be out of work and how many businesses closing down and how much tax revenue will they loose. Unintended consequences.
Why stop at $14? Why not raise it to $100/hr?
Gee, let’s do some ‘noodling’ on that.
For decades, Ontario was a ‘have’ Province, their economy driving the Canadian economy. The ‘Dippers and Lieberals came to power and Ontario became a ‘have not’ Province. Under the Lieberals, the minimum wage was raised to $10.25/hour.
NO connection between Liebs and ‘Dippers in power and ‘have not’ status. (/sarcasm)
Why so little? Go big or go home.
Raise it to $40 so I will get a little raise. :)
raise it to $50. don’t be cheap and uncaring, liberals.
If these so called, “unions” care so much about the “workers”, why don’t they match what the employers are paying. The employer pays the employee seven bucks and the union matches it. It’s a “win-win” as the union thugs like to say.
To enjoy decent living standards obtain a skill and get a job that pays a decent wage the free ride card is gone.
Wage push inflation is a very bad thing, especially in an economy that is dependent on low interest rates (actually negative real interest rates, i.e., after inflation). Once everyone realizes that prices are rising (whether or not they diagnose the cause), all workers will push for compensating wages. It becomes a positive feedback loop.
And, once it is obvious that inflation is spiraling up, the Fed won’t be able to hold down the cost of debt, and interest on our debt will command a huge chunk of the Federal budget. It will be very, uh, European.
Union workers already make more than the minimum wage because of contracts. Their call to raise the minimum wage is nothing but a cynical attempt to price out their competition.
Who is John Galt?
Is”MoronTario”Ready For MASSIVE LAY-OFFS????????????
WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE JOBS LOST WHEN EMPLOYERS HAVE TO LAY OFF WORKERS TO MAKE A PROFIT? AND WHAT ABOUT TWICE THE WORK THE REMAINING EMPLOYEES HAVE TO DO TO TAKE UP THE SLACK CAUSED BY THEIR MISSING CO-WORKERS?
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