SUPPORT FIGHT FOR $15
Fight for $15 is a campaign sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED). The BCFED 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 reviewed the timeline to get to a $15 per hour minimum wage and recommended that a gradual increase to $15.20/hr by June 1, 2021.
A subsequent report is due on current exemptions to the minimum wage, such as the liquor server wage. We have called for the elimination of all exemptions to the minimum wage. After the commission has reviewed exemptions, they will continue their work by making recommendations to bring the minimum wage in line with the living wage.
The BCFED has undertaken several campaigns advocating for increases to the minimum wage including “$6 Bucks Sucks” and “$10 Now!“
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- There are nearly half a million workers earning less than $15 per hour. Eighty-one per cent are 20 or older. \
- Three in five are women.
- 69% work for companies with more than 20 employees.
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