Fight for 15 National Day of Action

 

April 15, 2016

 

Fight for 15 National Day of Action

 

April 15th is the National Day of Action for the Fight for $15 campaign to increase the minimum wage across Canada.

 

The Fight for $15 campaign has been gaining momentum across North America. The National Day of Action builds on that momentum in Canada, with campaigns and events planned in cities across the country.

 

“The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour supports the Fight for 15 as a great first step towards a living wage,” said Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) president Larry Hubich, “our Day of Action activities include sharing resources on this campaign with community partners and engaging in workplace conversations about why a $15/hour minimum wage would benefit everybody,” he added.

 

The Fight for $15 campaign is a call to provincial governments to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour so a full time worker earning minimum wage is not trapped in poverty. The campaign highlights the impact of poverty wages on families, communities, and the economy. 

 

The National Day of Action is organized by a coalition of organizations – labour, community, students, and more – engaged in the fight for fair wages. Day of Action events include rallies, petition signing, leafleting, and outreach to elected representatives and working people.

 

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The SFL represents over 100,000 working people across the province in 37 affiliated unions.

 

For additional information, contact:

 

Kent Peterson

Strategic Advisor

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

o: 1 (306) 525-0197

m: 1 (306) 570-1855

e: k.peterson@sfl.sk.ca

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