From the $15 minimum wage to paid sick days; from fairer scheduling rules to equal pay for part-time, contract, and temporary employees; from enforcement to union rights – workers want and deserve better.
Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the lowest minimum wage rates in Canada, at $11.60 per hour. Fewer than 6 per cent of Canadians live in jurisdictions with a lower minimum wage. We call for the province to adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage, in line with other jurisdictions that are moving forward on minimum wages, including Alberta, B.C., and Ontario, representing more than two thirds of Canadians. A $15 minimum wage will help lift people out of poverty, reduce inequality and put more money into the local economy beyond the global crisis and into community vitality.
Sign the petition and tell the government you want a living wage and fairness for all workers.