In Windsor unionized Tim Hortons workers are being trashed for making a living wage at the Windsor Regional Hospital. The hospital owns three Tim Hortons franchises within its walls.
The argument goes, if the hospital cannot break even on these franchises, then it is the workers who must pay – not the customer who buys the coffees and donuts.
With the cost of benefits, workers are earning about $26 an hour, admittedly above the minimum wage many Tim Hortons franchises pay workers.
Certain members of the public are clamoring for a pay cut, although nobody bothers to mention the 8 per cent share of all sales that are paid to Tim Hortons as a contributing factor to the loss.