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Tim Hortons workers in Ontario given Valentine’s Day cards in support of labour rights 

Tim Hortons employees at over 200 locations across Ontario received special Valentine’s Day cards and chocolates from workers’ rights advocates on Tuesday in a show of support for improved working conditions.

The action comes after several franchises slashed workers’ benefits and breaks after the province raised its minimum wage on Jan. 1.

“I think it’s shameful that the corporation has responded to the minimum wage increase by cutting meal breaks, by making workers start to pay for uniforms, by cutting hours and by taking away tips,” Deena Ladd of the Workers’ Action Centre told Global News at a Tim Hortons location in downtown Toronto Tuesday morning.

Over the past month and a half, protests have been held across the province in response to some Tim…

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