BC government announces minimum wage increase
BC Jobs minister Shirley Bond has announced that the province’s minimum wage is getting an increase.
The current minimum wage of $10.25 an hour will be brought up to $10.45 an hour.
The increase will come into effect on September 15th of this year, on continue to rise on the date for the next few years.
The minimum wage for liquor servers will rise from $9.00 to $9.20.
According to the Jobs Minister there are 110,000 people in the province who currently make minimum wage.
BC Federation of Labour was pushing for $15 an hour. The last minimum wage increase was in 2011.