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B.C minimum wage set to increase today

B.C minimum wage set to increase today

Starting today, the wage will increase for B.C’s lowest paid workers.

Workers will see an increase in their hourly wage by 50 cents, bringing their wage up to 11.35 an hour compared to the previous 10.10.

Minister of Labour Harry Bains says “Increasing the minimum wage is one way our government will help make life more affordable for hard-working British Columbians.”

In the coming weeks, the province will announce details of the fair wages commission. The commission, through consultation, will provide recommendations on how to get B.C to a 15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage.

Baines added “When you give British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers an increase in wages, every extra dollar received is invested back into their communities, in their local businesses, to pay for life’s essentials. This government is committed to making life more affordable for people.”

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