Bri­tish Columbians work­ing for min­i­mum wage de­serve bet­ter, says NDP

Asian Journal - - British Columbia -

Vic­to­ria: On the $0.20 in­crease to the min­i­mum wage New Demo­crat spokesper­son for Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, Jobs, Labour and Skills, Shane Simp­son said, “For Bri­tish Columbians feel­ing squeezed by end­less rate hikes and fee in­creases un­der Premier Christy Clark, her dis­mal $0.20 in­crease to the min­i­mum wage will barely make a dent. Bri­tish Columbians de­serve bet­ter. “Peo­ple work­ing full time jobs should not be liv­ing in in poverty, yet the cur­rent min­i­mum wage still leaves full-time work­ers $6,000 be­low the poverty line. These peo­ple are work­ing hard but barely mak­ing it by fi­nan­cially. “New Democrats un­der­stand that fam­i­lies are fac­ing fi­nan­cial chal­lenges in their daily lives and that Bri­tish Columbians de­serve an econ­omy where ev­ery­one ben­e­fits, not just the peo­ple at the top.

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