In support of the Canada-wide Day of Action to Stand With Tim Hortons Workers and the Fight for 15, Saskatchewan Fight for 15 asks that you support their petition blitz on January 19 by coming out and helping them collect signatures urging the Sask. government to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Learn more here: fightfor15sk.ca
A Quick FYI:
- When Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14 on January 1, 2018, Tim Hortons began to cut workers’ paid breaks, reduce access to basic drug and dental benefits, eliminate uniform and drink allowances, and even cut employees’ hours of work.
- In 2016, Tim Hortons generated US $3 billion in revenue for its parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI).
- In Saskatchewan, 96,000 workers earn less than $15 an hour – 20% of the work force. Most of them work for large companies, not small mom-and-pops.
Regina Event – Friday, Jan. 19
There are three sites/times:
- Team 1, outside Cornwall Centre, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Meeting outside the BMO at 1800 Scarth Street at 9:30. Find Aina Kagis (306.527.2014) for materials when you arrive.
- Team 2, UofR campus, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting in the Riddell Centre. Find Nick Day (306.526.8708) for materials when you arrive.
- Team 3, outside Cornwall Centre, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meeting outside the BMO at 1800 Scarth Street at 5:00 p.m. Find Nick Day (306.526.8708) for materials when you arrive.
Saskatoon Event – Friday, Jan. 19
- Midtown Plaza – 201 1 Ave S, Saskatoon (outside front doors) ~ 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.