Want to have your say on the B.C.’s move to a $15/hour minimum wage?
You can on November 28 when the Fair Wages Commission holds a public input session in Prince George.
“I’d like to encourage anyone who earns less than $15-an-hour and employers who will be affected by the new minimum wages to share your views with the Fair Wages Commission by email or in person,” said Marjorie Griffin Cohen, chair of the Fair Wages Commission. “If you’d like to present in person, please send an email with the day and community you would like to attend, so we can provide a specific time for you to present. The Fair Wages Commission would also like to hear from employers and workers who can speak to details of minimum wage rates for farm workers, liquor servers, live-in caregivers, resident caretakers, and live-in camp leaders.”
The Prince George session will be at the Coast Inn of the North on Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. People are being asked to send an email to FWC@gov.bc.ca to schedule a time to present to the commission.
Details about all of the locations, dates and times along with how to make a written submission, are available at: engage.gov.bc.ca/fairwagescommission
The commission is hoping to hear from as many people as possible from varying backgrounds and work experiences.