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LabourStart photo of the day.Last week trade unionists rallied to support non-union fast food workers at the Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Horton's. When the province of Ontario's minimum wage increased on 1 January the employer rolled back benefits and made all breaks unpaid rather than paid. More solidarity rallies are planned as unions make this attack on vulnerable workers a priority. (Photo: D. Blackadder) Click here to see more union news from Canada.
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