British Columbia will end a three-year freeze on the minimum wage with a 2-per-cent hike in September, giving the province’s lowest-income earners an additional 20 cents per hour, or enough for a cup of coffee after an eight-hour shift.
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This past Sunday in downtown Vancouver, over 20 ACORN members and approximately 40 labour allies joined the fight for a $15 minimum wage by rallying in front of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business offices, calling on the pro-business lobby group to "show workers some love" and support higher wages for workers.
A new push to raise B.C.'s minimum wage to $15 an hour took place in Vancouver on Sunday.
BC ACORN members rallied in Vancouver for a raise in the minimum wage
BC ACORN members joined labour allies to rally for a raise in the minimum wage
BC ACORN was one of several dozen sign-toting activists gathered in downtown Vancouver on Sunday calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
BC ACORN members were part of a downtown Vancouver rally in support of raising B.C.’s minimum wage from $10.25 to $15 an hour.
Lowest paid workers mostly women, often trying to raise children alone, says B.C. Federation of Labour