Our submission to the Fair Wages Commission

On November 23, BC Employment Standards Coalition Co-Chair David Fairey made a submission in Vancouver to the Fair Wages Commission as part of its consultation. The submission contains detailed responses to questions from the Commission including, “What is a reasonable timeframe or schedule of increases in the minimum wage to reach $15-an-hour?” and “What are your experiences or thoughts about the farm workers piece rates in B.C.?”

Please click here to read our full submission.

Tune into CBC’s Early Edition October 11 at 7:40am


On the heels of World Decent Work Day, BC Employment Standards Coalition Co-Chair will be sitting down with host Rick Cluff of CBC Radio’s the Early Edition. Tune in at about 7:40am on Tuesday, October 11th – they’ll be discussing the upcoming series of Workers’ Forums taking place throughout six areas of Metro Vancouver between October 11th-20th. We’re hoping to hear stories from as many workers as possible in ‘bad jobs,’ with the goal of informing employment standards in BC that promote safe, fair and dignified working conditions.

To find out more about the Workers’ Forums: http://bcemploymentstandardscoalition.com/tell-us-about-your-bad-job-october-worker-forums-updated/

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