Hands off our tips!

By Lydia Dobson The minimum wage increase across Ontario has sparked a series of reactionary cutbacks from bosses. One of the many ways that employers have managed to download the cost of the minimum wage increase onto the backs of workers is through tip pools.… Read More

The People vs. Tim Hortons, Round One

By Kevin Taghabon The second week of Ontario’s minimum wage hike brought with it large pickets against Tim Hortons bosses and owners across the province. Coordinated actions were held province-wide in Cobourg, Dundas, Guelph, London, Peterborough, Ottawa, Windsor, and nine locations in Toronto. The actions… Read More

Don’t buy into the boss backlash

By Lesley Jamieson It has come as no surprise that employers and business interests across the province are swamping news outlets with predictions of pending doom. Prices will rise, jobs will be cut, and workers will be punished, they claim. Tim Horton’s franchise-owners in Cobourg… Read More

How workers organized to win big in Ontario

By David Bush and Doug Nesbitt After nearly three years of organizing, protesting, striking, and lobbying, a grassroots workers’ campaign in Ontario has secured a huge victory. Against the unpopular Liberal government’s commitment to neoliberal austerity and sustained opposition from a powerful business lobby, the… Read More