Your action needed to stop poverty wages
BC’s minimum wage is going up on June 1st, but some workers are still exempt from the minimum wage. For example, liquor servers, farm workers and live-in home support workers can all be paid at rates lower than minimum wage. That’s not fair!
These lower wage rates are discriminatory because women and workers of colour are over-represented in these jobs.
Exemptions to the rules are also confusing to workers, and can lead to additional forms of exploitation by bad bosses. Everyone should have to follow the same rules.
The Fair Wages Commission will be submitting a report on what to do about exemptions to the minimum wage in the next few weeks, and our government will have the chance to end these unfair rules. Let’s make sure they hear our voices before it’s too late.
Thanks for your support,
President, BC Federation of Labour
Fight for $15 BC