Jan 10, 2018
By Jane Brown
It’s being described as a day of action in support of workers at Tim Hortons.
Protests are being organized Wednesday in 15 Ontario communities outside various Tim Hortons restaurants, including several in Toronto, to demand the corporation not roll back workers’ wages and benefits.
When Ontario’s minimum wage increased to 14 dollars an hour on January 1st many Tim Hortons stores immediately began to eliminate workers paid breaks, reduce access to basic drug and dental benefits, eliminate uniform and drink allowances and even cut employees hours of work.
Members of the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Right for $15 and Fairness Campaign are holding this joint day of action to demand that Restaurant Brands International (the parent company of Tim Hortons) take whatever steps necessary to ensure that its workers’ wages and working conditions are protected.