The NDP has announced they’re committing to a $15 dollars an hour minimum wage if elected in the next provincial election.
NDP Leader Ryan Meili says more than half of people who earn minimum wage in the province work for large companies and employers at those companies wouldn’t have any issues in paying their employees a higher minimum wage.
He adds other provinces have made the jump to higher minimum wages and that those provinces aren’t experiencing any negative impacts from the minimum wage increase.
Today (mon) in Saskatchewan minimum wage increased 10 cents to $11.06 and in Alberta minimum wage jumped to $15 dollars an hour.
The next provincial election is expected to take place in 2020.