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Local NDP call on government to ensure decent work

“Too many families are going to work, and on their way home they have to stop at the food bank.”
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Protestors who want the minimum wage hiked to $15.00 per hour walk with their signs along Lakeshore Drive. Photo by Chris Dawson.

A small group of concerned citizens took to the streets of Lakeshore Drive for a solidarity walk. 

Their goal is to build support in fighting for raising the minimum wage from $11.25 per hour to $15.  

Organizers say Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has been fighting the cause at Queen’s Park.   

Henri Giroux, from the North Bay Labour Council, believes the adjustment is needed so more people can make enough money at their full-time job to sustain their family. 

“Too many families are going to work, and on their way home they have to stop at the food bank,” said Giroux to a small crowd of more than 25 protestors on Lakeshore Drive in front of the CUPE office this afternoon. 

To add to the Minimum Wage increase, Kathleen Jodouin, the President of the Federal NDP EDA, is calling for the right to sick days, decent hours and respect along with safety in the workplace.  

 



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