The BC Federation of Labour believes that work should lift you out of poverty. It's time for the BC government to make a real increase the minimum wage so that nobody is left behind.
BC's Fair Wages Commission is reviewing the timeline to get to a $15 per hour minimum wage.
We say BC workers urgently need a raise and are calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage by January 2019. This is a similar timeline to Ontario.
Further, we believe that there should be one fair wage for all workers. Therefore, we are calling for the elimination of all exemptions to the minimum wage.
After the commission has reviewed the minimum wage, we say it should stay in place to continue to make recommendations to bring the minimum wage in line with the living wage.
Help us fight for $15/hr. It's only fair!
A campaign of the BC Federation of Labour