On March 12th, the government of BC announced a 20-cent increase to the minimum wage. However, even those minimum wage-workers employed full-time will continue to fall thousands of dollars below the poverty line.
The BC Federation of Labour points out that BC is falling behind places like the Northwest Territories, which is raising its minimum wage by 25%. Cities like San Francisco and Seattle are on their way toward a $15/hour minimum wage.
Please support the BC Federation of Labour’s Fight for $15. You can sign their petition at this link. The campaign offers numerous resources on reaching out to workers, including excellent Fact Sheets available in multiple languages. These fact sheets highlight BC’s minimum wage and poverty, the impact of the minimum wage on women, and on students.