KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be in Kitchener-Waterloo on Tuesday to present to the government hearings on Bill 148, the proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage and make substantial changes to both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act.

Concerned that the misinformation being reported on the effects of increasing the minimum wage is overshadowing other critical pieces of the legislation, Hahn will speak to how the Bill can be improved to truly help improve the life of workers and stimulate local economies.

“We have a huge financial imbalance in our province that continues to leave workers behind and it has a significant impact on our ability to support the local economy,” says Hahn. “If we’re going to thrive, we must make sure we have a balanced economy that works for everyone and, with some amendments, Bill 148 has the potential to move us in that direction.”

Hahn will be presenting at the hearings at 11:00 a.m.


WHAT:     Provincial hearings on Bill 148


WHEN:     Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.


WHERE:  Ontario Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 30 Fairway Road South, Kitchener



For more information, please contact:

Sarah Jordison, CUPE Communications, 416.578.5638