College workers across the province will be staging a day of action tomorrow.
They’re joining with advocacy groups and other labour organizations in calling on the Ford government to keep a planned increase to Ontario’s minimum wage in place.
The PCs are moving forward with legislation to keep the wage at $14 an hour, instead of increasing it to $15.
OPSEU President Warren ‘Smokey’ Thomas says the protests are about defending the rights of workers as upheld in Bill 148, which also included equal pay for equal work and improved benefits for workers not part of a union.
The union says demonstrations will happen at all 24 public colleges in Ontario, and will also commemorate the anniversary of last year’s five-week college strike.