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Minimum wage

living wage, advocacy, poverty, social change, Vancouver

City of Vancouver to become a 'living wage employer'

The living wage of $20.68 an hour won't apply to everyone, say advocates, but it's a 'symbolic' victory for all.

A story about the powder keg that is a restaurant workplace

The working culture of a restaurant often hangs by a thread. Employees are used to being mistreated within the industry and employers have to constantly guard against cheating, stealing, or...

Surrey seniors and farm-workers rally for economic justice

A demonstration at a Surrey seniors' home yesterday shone light on poverty and inequality.

Minimum wage hikes to $9.50, but not for everyone

Minimum wages went up yesterday to $ 9.50 in B.C., but some argue that it isn't enough.   The minimum wage rate for liquor servers went up to just $8.50 -- 75 cents behind general wages. Farm...

Minimum wage hike bad first policy for new B.C. premier: economist

Fraser Institute says "blunt" policy instrument will damage prospects for youth employment.

Premier Campbell on CKNW Says No Need to Increase BC's Minimum Wage

Premier Campbell is set against raising the minimum wage in BC.