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Tim Hortons faces protests over employee benefit cuts

CBC's the National turned to Labour Studies Professor, Stephanie Ross for commentary on the challenges of unionizing the fast food industry. Her interview touches on the issues of union avoidance, our current labour legislation and the importance of good collective agreements.

Jan 11, 2018

Air Date: January 10, 10:03pm - view the original interview on

Tim Hortons locations in Ontario were host to protests today following the decision by some franchisees to cut employee benefits. In order to pay their employees the new, required wage of $14 an hour, some Tim Hortons owners have cut paid breaks, scaled back benefits and trimmed other perks. The backlash has been fierce and has some suggesting that fast food workers join a union.

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