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Minimum Wage Campaign<br><br>
The lowest paid workers in BC need your help.<br><br>
That's why we're asking you to support our campaign to boost the minimum<br>
wage in BC to $10 an hour and to eliminate the $6 training rate for new<br>
workers.<br><br>
The Campbell government has frozen the minimum at $8 since November<br>
2001. The labour movement says five years without a raise is too long.<br>
That's why we're calling for an immediate increase to $10 NOW, so that<br>
our lowest paid workers get a long-overdue pay boost.<br><br>
$10 NOW will benefit 115,000 workers who earn the minimum, plus another<br>
135,000 who make less than $10 per hour.<br><br>
Even at $10 an hour someone working fulltime would earn just $17,494 a<br>
year. This would put them a mere $270 above the poverty line set by<br>
Statistics Canada.<br><br><br>
Please click on the following link to go to the B.C. Federation of<br>
Labour campaign site to join thousands of British Columbians by signing<br>
the $10 NOW petition at <a href="http://www.bcfed.com/issues/minimum_wage" target="_blank">http://www.bcfed.com/issues/minimum_wage</a>.<br><br>
And forward this email to friends and family who also support the call<br>
to raise the minimum wage.
 
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