The Fair Wages Commission was created by the BC Government in 2017 to set the schedule for a $15/hr minimum wage. They will be holding hearings across BC to learn more from workers, unions, community organizations and businesses. They will use this information to guide their decision.
We encourage workers to sign up to tell their stories of living with low wages in BC by sending a request to present to FWC@gov.bc.ca.
Hearings will be held in the following 8 communities across BC.
Abbotsford November 16, 2017
Nanaimo November 17, 2017
Kelowna November 21, 2017
Vancouver November 23, 2017
Prince George November 28, 2017
Victoria November 29, 2017
Surrey November 30, 2017
Cranbrook December 7, 2017
If you want to attend a free, online training for presenters, sign up for Fair Wages Commission Training HERE.
The Commission will make its first report on the $15/hr minimum wage by the end of 2017. Following this report, the Commission will examine the question of the Living Wage.
You can send the Fair Wages Commission a quick letter showing your support for the $15/hr minimum wage. It only takes a few seconds and it will make a real difference in the lives of workers in BC.
Have a look at the Fair Wages Commission's webpage here for more information