Over the previous four decades, the state's minimum wage has steadily moved up from $11.35 an hour 2017 within the NDP government's assurance to provide the state's lowest paid workers a pay increase.
Following this wage increase, the minimum wage is going to probably be tied to inflation.
"In 2017our government chose to boost the minimum wage to $15 a hour June 2021, by routine, predictable and measured gains," stated Minister of Labour Harry Bains at a news release on Monday. "As of tomorrowwe will have attained -- and exceeded -- this aim, making certain employees who demand routine and acceptable wage raises will be getting them."
Liquor servers, that used to make a minimum wage of $13.95 a hourwill now get the overall minimum wage of $15.20 one hour.
The prior reduced minimum wage for spirits servers was discriminatory because it affected women, said the ministry of labor.
"Most minimum wage earners are women, often racialized girls and beginners who confront barriers to obtaining better-paying jobs," explained Grace Lore, parliamentary secretary of sex equity. "We will need to work towards salaries that employees can live on rather than being held back "
Live-in camp chief minimal salaries are set to grow from $116.86 to $121.65 a month.
A resident caretaker's monthly fee goes around $912.28 and $36.56 per bundle for people who afford nine to 60 home suites to $3,107.42 for 61 or more suites.
As stated by the labour ministry, in 2020 roughly 121,000 people, or six percent of workers at B.C., earned minimum wage or less. About double that got less than $15.20 a hour.
"B.C. gets the maximum cost of living and the greatest rates of wealth inequality in the nation," explained B.C. Greens chief Sonia Furstenau in a statement, including $15.20 an hour isn't a livable wage in many sections of the state.
She called on the state to work with labor, business, and economists to come up with a path involving a livable wage.