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Members urged to take action October 17, International Day for the Elimination of Poverty

HSA's Committee for Equality and Social Action urges you to join the BC Federation of Labour campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage
Minimum wage earners working full-time should earn enough to stay above the poverty line. That can only be achieved by immediately raising the minimum wage to at least $10.00 per hour.

The B.C. Federation of Labour, in cooperation with other groups, is spearheading a campaign to raise BC's minimum wage. The goal is to win a wage increase for the 115,000 British Columbians who earn $8 per hour along with another 135,000 people who earn less than $10. And to scrap the $6 and hour so-called training wage.

How you can help:
• Sign the online petition at http://www.bcfed.ca/petition/minimum_wage;

• Forward the link to 10 of your friends, as part of the 10 for $10 challenge; or

• Print a copy of the petition and circulate it among your friends http://bcfed.com/files/Minimumwagepetition.pdf

November 1st will mark six years since the last increase to the minimum wage in B.C.

Look for events organized by the Federation in your community. 

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