Alberta's minimum wage hike still a go: Notley

Alberta’s NDP government will press ahead with plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite the fiscal crisis facing the province.

Rachel Notley said last week the election pledge will not be deferred, unlike other promises that have been put on the shelf due to the collapse of oil prices.

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Do Minimum-Wage Hikes Mean Healthier Babies?

Spoiler alert: the answer is "yes." 

Via The Atlantic

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Minimum wage boost could be good for Edmonton business: entrepreneur

Workers making enough to spend money at businesses within the community counteracts worry about the bottom line, business owner says.

Read the story at METRO EDMONTON. 

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Contrary to what the political right says, these increases will benefit the whole province

By Ricardo Acuna 
Writing for Vue Weekly

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Ten things to know about a $15 minimum wage in Alberta

Parkland Institute's Ian Hussey makes the case for a $15 minimum wage. 

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Province maps out next steps toward a $15 minimum wage by 2018

Alberta’s general minimum wage will rise $1.00 to $12.20 per hour and the current liquor server rate will be removed, effective October 1. Weekly and monthly minimum wages used by certain professions will rise to $486 and $2,316, respectively, at the same time.

Minimum wage will rise a further $1.40, to $13.60 per hour, on October 1, 2017, and by $1.40, to $15 per hour, on October 1, 2018. Weekly and monthly rates will rise by equivalent amounts.

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Making Sense of a $15 Minimum Wage in Alberta

Alberta’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage is unlikely to have much of a negative impact on employment. 

By Trevor Tombe and Blake Shaffer.

Read the article at McLeans.ca

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Businesses Should Not Fear Minimum Wage

Wage increase would be ‘a rising tide that lifts all boats’

 Read it at AFL.org here. 

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Alberta Labour movement urging NDP government to keep minimum wage promise

'The NDP won in part because Albertans overwhelmingly supported their promise to raise the minimum wage'

CBC News Posted: Jun 17, 2016 6:47 PM MT Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016 6:49 PM MT


The Alberta Federation of Labour wants the NDP to keep its promise to raise Alberta's minimum wage to $15 by 2018 despite backlash from the business sector. 

On Friday, the group launched the "15 is Fair" campaign in Edmonton at the Local Omnivore, a restaurant and deli. 

 

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AFL says '15 is Fair'

The Alberta Federation of Labour has launched the campaign “15 is Fair”.

The campaign counters groups that are opposed to the Alberta NDP promise to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour, by the year 2018.

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