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Tim Hortons is in hot water – and I don’t mean coffee.
When the Ontario government bumped the minimum wage up from $11.60 an hour to $14.00 an hour, some Tim Hortons outlets slashed hours and benefits for their staff, who ended up getting a pay cut instead of an increase.
A deluge of criticism followed, in newspapers, and in online petitions.
Disclosure: I do not own shares in Tim Hortons or its parent companies, Restaurant Brands International and 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment giant. But I am a Tim Hortons customer. And my daughter worked for Tim’s for a few years.
The policies that earned scathing editorial comments happened at a minority of Tim’s franchises – perhaps a couple of dozen, all in Ontario.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: Tim Horton, franchises, RBI, 3G, coffee