Fair Wages Commission
The Fair Wages Commission established by the provincial government is currently accepting written submissions, and hosting public meetings, “To advise the government on ways to begin to address the discrepancy between the minimum wage and a living wage in our province.”
Written submissions are being accepted until May 31. A list of public meetings is available at: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/fairwagescommission/regional-meetings/
Please note that the Vancouver meeting will be held on May 24.
We encourage affiliates and others to provide input to the commission, urging it to recommend prompt action to move toward the implementation of living wages provincially. Information on making written submissions can be found here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/fairwagescommission/written-submissions/
If you would like to appear before the Commission, please respond by email to FWC@gov.bc.ca, noting the day/location you would like to attend. A time will be allocated according to the schedule’s availability. For those unable to attend the engagement in person, a video-conference call can be arranged. Consultations are also open to the public.
A summary report detailing all of the comments and feedback submitted from stakeholders will be posted to this website following the public consultation.
To make a verbal submission, you will be provided a timeslot to present your submission. The dates for consultations are as follows:
May 24, 2019 – Vancouver – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
May 31, 2019 – Victoria – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel