Good news to the minimum wager in Ontario “to ensure equal pay for part-time workers and also, will increase the minimum vacation entitlement as part of a major labor haul.” Ontario will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour by the end of 2019, according to Premier Kathleen Wynne during the official announcement on Tuesday as a response to a government-commissioned report. The report includes 173 recommendations addressing precarious work.
“Change in the workplace isn’t just on the horizon, it’s here. People are working longer, jobs are less secure, benefits are harder to come by and protections are fewer and fewer. In a time of change like this, when the very nature of work is being transformed, we need to make certain that our workers are treated fairly.” said Waynne
“It has always been a challenge to raise a family on a minimum-wage job. But in recent years, it has become almost impossible. And the reality is more and more people are having to do it.” Waynne added.
The wage has been set to increase from $11.40 to $11.60 in October 2017. And this minimal change will surely improve people’s living. It has been said, that by the end of 2017 the minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour. Including the plan to increase next year.
In almost 2 years time from now, it will be $15 per hour for the minimum wager.
Today, around 10% of Ontario workers are receiving or making the minimum wage, however 30% are making below $15 per hour.
This announcement was set due to new technologies, lesser hiring rate jobs and shrinking factories and many other factors being considered which made Ontario’s 6.6 million workers left helpless.