As a union we are very excited about the recent announcement that our President, Ivan Limpright, has been selected to be the labour representative on the provincial government’s Fair Wages Commission.
This is an important new commission launched by the Minister of Labour, Harry Bains. It is the next step towards lifting British Columbia’s lowest paid workers towards a living wage. The commission will function at arm’s length from government and will create a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. It will also address the discrepancy between the minimum wage and a living wage, which is what people need to earn to properly make ends meet.
As an influential labour leader, Ivan’s contribution to the commission will be to convey the concerns of working people. It is important that all of our members benefit from increases to the minimum wage. This is an exciting time, not only for working people, but for our members. There’s a lot we can achieve if we work together and we look forward to hearing from you about issues that matter most.