More than 15 protests are planned outside Tim Horton’s locations in communities across Ontario today, January 10 with the earliest having taken place in Toronto at 8 am this morning.
We ❤️ workers at the Markham / Lawrence Tim Hortons, solidarity!! This is the @TimHortons store that banned employees from accepting tips (NOT legal in #OnPoli) in response to $14 #minimumwage. https://t.co/rRn1ippLmi #boycottTimHortons #15andFairness pic.twitter.com/iYSJnf6Ky7
— $15 & Fairness! (@fairwagesnow) January 10, 2018
— STAC (@USWSTAC) January 10, 2018
Great turn out this morning for #15andFairness action at @TimHortons Spadina/College location. Lots of union and worker solidarity, honks and flags for fairness. Minimum wage workers deserve more #canlab #onpoli pic.twitter.com/UoIzXuIZRc
— Denise Hammond (@denisenhammond) January 10, 2018
— Dan Mackenzie (@DanEMackenzie) January 10, 2018
— Unifor 723M (@unifor723m) January 10, 2018
We won a $14 minimum wage, then #TimHortons cut paid breaks, uniform allowances, etc. This is unacceptable. Their parent company, RBI, made $3B in profits in 2016. They can afford to treat their workers with respect. #15andFairness pic.twitter.com/wEREC82Xnj
— BrynneSinclairWaters (@Brynne_SW) January 10, 2018
— CUPE 1281 (@CUPE1281) January 10, 2018
— Angelo Contarin (@AngeloContarin) January 10, 2018
— David Bush (@DBrabblerouser) January 10, 2018
The day of action is taking place in support of Tim Hortons’ workers facing cutbacks to benefits and paid breaks implemented to offset the minimum wage increase that came into effect in Ontario on January 1, 2018.
Advocating for Ontario workers, the Fight for $15 & Fairness campaign calls for a day of action “to demand that Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Tim Hortons) takes whatever steps necessary to ensure that its workers` wages and working conditions are protected.”
In addition to the actions organized on January 10 outside Tim Hortons stores, the Fight for $15 & Fairness has also set up a petition to “Tell Tim Hortons: Stop rolling back workers’ rights!”