PRESS RELEASE: SEIU Healthcare supports the Fight for $15: fast food global day of action

Thursday, March 31, 2016 (Richmond Hill, Ontario) –

On Thursday, April 14, SEIU Healthcare will join in a global mass mobilization day to support the growing movement for a $15 minimum wage in the United States in solidarity with low-wage workers by hosting a rally outside McDonald’s Canada corporate head office.

A growing movement across North America and around the world, rallies will be taking place in over 300 cities across the U.S. and 40 countries across the world in front of fast food headquarters in an effort to see the minimum wage raised to $15/hour.

Where: McDonald’s Canada corporate head office, 1 McDonald's Place, Toronto, ON

When: 11:30-12:30 p.m., April 14

Watch this powerful video about Fight for $15:


“When I heard about the [fast food] strike in the US I was actually very surprised, because in Denmark, where I come from, we don’t have strikes because we actually have a good agreement with McDonald’s. Our salary is $21, and if you are under 18 it’s $15.” – Louise Marie Rantzau

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We hope you will join us!

About SEIU Healthcare

SEIU Healthcare represents more than 55,000 healthcare and community service workers across Ontario. The union’s members work in hospitals, home care, nursing and retirement homes, and community services throughout the province. SEIU Healthcare has a strong track record of improving wages, benefits and working conditions for healthcare workers, supporting the training and development needs of its members, and strengthening standards in the management and delivery of patient and client care.

For media inquiries, contact:

Shilpa Sharma
SEIU Healthcare

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