$15 and Fairness NL Holds Rally in Gander
On Saturday supporters of $15 and Fairness NL gathered in front of the constituency office of Minister John Haggie to offer residents of Gander the opportunity to sign a petition calling upon the House of Assembly to urge the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to legislate a $15 per hour minimum wage.
$15 and Fairness NL advocates for a living wage and fair labour laws. The movement is led by Common Front NL, a coalition of labour, social justice, and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
“There is a clear relationship between income, food insecurity, and health, “ said Mark Nichols, Community Organizer for $15 and Fairness NL. “Income is the leading social determinant of health and, as such, a living wage would provide significant health benefits to the 48,900 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador who earn $15 and hour or less. A $15 minimum wage would be a good first step in improving health outcomes in this province.”