Jan 08, 2018
By Michelle Saunders
The Tim Hortons controversy continues and it’s now becoming a political issue. The Premier weighed in against Tim Horton’s franchise owners who announced they are cutting back on benefits and eliminating paid breaks in response to the increase in the minimum wage. The Premier called them bullies. The company’s head office also slammed the franchise owners who made this move though it is worth noting that head office is not authorizing a price increase, which is how some other businesses are offsetting their increase in costs. We chatted with UNIFOR President Jerry Dias and political strategist Ben Atkins of Upstream Strategy Group about the situation.