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‘Raise the Wage’ campaign stages protests

Anti-poverty groups across Ontario hit the streets yesterday.

Actions are being held on the 14th of every month.

It’s part of the ‘Raise the Wage’ campaign that’s calling for the minimum wage in Ontario to rise to $14 an hour which experts say is needed to raise a full time worker above the poverty line in the province.

Yesterday’s demonstrations targeted ‘Temp Agencies’.

Rachel Avery from ‘Poverty Makes Us Sick’ says temp workers lead precarious lives.

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She says they often violate 21st century labour standards.

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Avery says it’s all part of a larger campaign.

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The Wynne Government announced last month it would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

More information can be found at the PMUS website.

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