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Updated: 2019-04-26

Charting a Path to $15/Hour for all Workers — and the Road Beyond

Document type Report
Author Ivanova, Iglika
Author Klein, Seth
Date 2017 November
Pages 10
URL https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/charting-path-15hour-all-workers%E2%80%94and-road-beyond

Abstract

In this submission to the BC Fair Wages Commission, the CCPA-BC highlights the urgency for British Columbia to adopt a $15 minimum wage by March 2019. BC’s current minimum wage is a poverty-level wage. Low-wage workers need a significant boost to their income and they have been waiting a long time. Over 400,000 British Columbians—22 per cent of all paid employees in the province—work for less than $15 per hour and they would significantly benefit from a $15 minimum wage. --Publisher's description