My frustration is that if people care that those working for minimum wage, including Premier Wynne, want to ensure they still get benefits, why not fight for the rights of everyone, not just Tim Hortons employees, to have the same rights?
What is stopping the Premier from enacting legislation for a provincial benefits plan for low wage earners that covers basic dental, and prescriptions for those over 25?
What is stopping everyone getting paid breaks?
Instead of fighting random franchise owners of Tim Hortons, fight the entire system if that is your goal.
The Premier tweeting that she would fight for Tim Hortons employees is nonsense, when she should be fighting for all low income employees in Ontario.
There are a lot worse jobs in the province, and across Canada that pay minimum wage then working in a Tim Hortons restaurant. There are a lot of jobs that pay less than minimum wage (forced independent contractors, temporary services) that also don't even get government benefits like EI.
If you want to fight for minimum wage benefit rights, go to your MPPs office, your MPs office, Queen's Park or Parliament Hill - not your local Tim Hortons.
Just saw about a dozen people at lunch protesting Tim Hortons in front of the restaurant by my office. They weren't protesting any other fast food restaurant on the same strip, none of the gas stations that pay minimum wage, or any other business.
I think the re-heated frozen food at Tim Hortons has frozen some peoples brains.