Fair Wages Commission seeks public input on living wage

By Mandy Vocke
April 15, 2019 - 1:34pm

PRINCE GEORGE—  The Fair Wages Commission wants to hear from people on ways to address the gap between the minimum wage and a living wage in their community.

British Columbians are invited to share their views on ways to close the gap between minimum wage and a living wage.

A living wage is defined as the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs based on the actual costs of living in a specific place and is generally higher than a minimum wage. It considers what earners in a family need to bring home based on the actual costs of living in a specific community. The minimum wage is the legislated minimum set by the provincial government.

The commission will hold in-person presentations in eight B.C. communities, including Prince George on May 13. All meetings will be open to the public.

The deadline for feedback is May 31. The commission will report back to the government with its findings and recommendations later this summer.

Anyone wanting to submit written feedback or those wishing to present their views in person to the commission are asked to email [email protected]

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