November 30, 2017

As member know, the BC NDP campaigned on a promise to raise minimum wage in BC to $15 per hour. In October 2017, the BC government took its first step in that direction by establishing the Fair Wage Commission. Learn more about the commission here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/fairwagescommission/.

On your behalf, ABLE BC’s Executive Director Jeff Guignard appeared before the Commission on November 23rd in Vancouver. Download a copy of Jeff’s remarks to the commission here.

Later this month, ABLE BC will also be submitting a detailed report to the Commission, outlining:

a) the economic impact of minimum wage increases on your businesses
b) the importance of maintaining the liquor-server differential
c) the need to take politics out of minimum wage by establishing stable, predictable, and transparent wage rates for the future

You can help! We need our members help to ensure the Commission hears our concerns loudly and clearly.

If you are in the Kootenay Rockies, please consider signing up to present at the Commission’s remaining regional meeting in Cranbrook: December 7 at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Full details can be found here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/fairwagescommission/regional-meetings/.

You can also send your thoughts to the Commission by email at: FWC@gov.bc.ca. If you need additional information or support, prior to contacting the Commission, please contact Jeff at jeff@ablebc.ca.


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