Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Money For Big Auto None For Workers

The McGuinty Liberals can throw millions at the auto industry but when it comes to a living wage for Ontario workers.... Liberals reject call for $10/hr. minimum wage

And like conservatives everywhere they use this excuse...."Raising the minimum wage to $10 would hurt more poor people than it would help because employers would have to cut staff, Finance Minister Greg Sorbara said" Gee he sounds like the Communist appointed leader in Hong Kong.

Increased minimum wages means women on welfare can actually find work that pays.....
Minimum Wage - Canadian Social Research Links

Perspectives on Labour and Income - September 2006 online edition
(PDF file - 419K, 17 pages)
The Core-Age Labour Force / Minimum wage workers in 2005
September 22, 2006
The feature article in the September 2006 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, is "The core-age labour force." The article examines labour force participation rates of women and men aged 25 to 54 over the last 10 years. After rising steadily from 1995 to 2004, participation rates for both sexes declined very slightly yet persistently from 2004 into the first half of 2006. However, it is too early to say if this is the beginning of a trend. One of the study's notable findings is the strong growth in the number of women with children (especially very young ones) entering or staying in the labour market.
This issue also includes an update on minimum wage workers for 2005. ("In 2005, some 587,000 individuals worked at or below the minimum wage set by their province.")

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