The government’s announcement of its intention to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019 is a victory for workers across Ontario and for faculty who have been active members of the Fight for $15 & Fairness, a provincial campaign calling on the provincial government to take decisive action to address precarious work.
Faculty still have a role to play in making sure this legislation gets passed. Professors are trusted leaders on their campuses and in their communities. It is important that faculty speak up for positive changes to labour and employment law and decent work for all.
For more about what you can do to secure better labour laws and a $15 minimum wage, click here.