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Protesters Demand That Tim Hortons Respect Minimum Wage
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Protesters Demand That Tim Hortons Respect Minimum Wage

TORONTO, Ontario—More than 50 demonstrations took place from Vancouver to Halifax Jan. 19, urging Tim Hortons’ franchisees to rescind cutbacks they made after Ontario raised its minimum wage Jan. 1. A number of franchisees of the Canada’s most popular coffee chain had responded to the increase, from C$11.60 to C$14 (about US$11.30) by eliminating paid…

Sobeys Begins Illegal Lockout
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Sobeys Begins Illegal Lockout

NEW WESTMINSTER, Canada – Sobeys has begun an illegal lockout of more than 600 Safeway workers. The complaint was  filed by UFCW 1518. The complaint comes in the wake of Sobeys’ announcement that it will close 10 Safeway stores across the lower mainland. Sobeys further stated that it would consider re-opening five of those locations if…

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