Minimum Wage To Be Increased
Prince George, B.C.- Labour Minister Harry Bains has announced the minimum wage will be boosted as was previously planned.The increase will be boosted by 50 cents an hour, to $11.35 an hour effective September 15th.
While the increase was initially announced by the previous government last February, Bains says the Liberal Government failed to make it official. He says his announcement is that an Order in Council has been signed making that previously announced increase official and ready to be in place by September 15th.
Bains says the increase is the first step towards having a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage by 2021.
He says the incremental increases to the $15 dollar an hour minimum wage will allow employers time to plan for the eventual reality of that $15 dollar an hour target.