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ETFO supports the 15 and Fairness campaign

October 15 was the largest province-wide day of coordinated action in over a decade to defend workers' rights and demand an increase in the minimum wage.

With more than 50 actions taking place across Ontario, ETFO members, leaders and staff were active in a variety of ways to show their support for the $15 minimum wage this January, equal pay for equal work, paid domestic violence leave, sick days and much more.

To send a united labour message, members of the Provincial Executive and staff also attended a lunchtime rally coordinated by the Workers’ Action Centre, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Toronto and York Labour Council.

ETFO is proud to offer support to minimum wage workers and calls on the Ontario government to act for the people. Tell your MPP  Hands Off Workers’ Rights: support the $15 minimum wage and decent work laws.

Take Action

ETFO members can help support the 15 and Fairness campaign in three ways:

  1. Sign the online petition to email your MPP to say Hands Off Workers’ Rights.
  2. Share the campaign website and show your support for $15 minimum wage on social media.
  3. Donate individually or from your union local to support and extend this important work to defend workers in Ontario.
  4.  Donations made by cheque should be made out to Workers' Action Centre, please note $15 & Fairness in the memo line. The address to mail your cheque to is: 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223 Toronto ON M5S 2T9.

If you are interested in learning more about this campaign and how to support labour rights please contact ETFO staff, Denise Hammond at