Businesses Should Not Fear Minimum Wage

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

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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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$15-an-hour minimum wage would be billion dollar boost to the provincial economy

A higher minimum wage could boost the provincial economy according to a study from the 15 is Fair campaign.

Edmonton — A higher minimum wage could boost the provincial economy according to a study from the 15 is Fair campaign.

 

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15 Is Fair campaign urges government to ignore fearmongers

Raising minimum wage to $15 will help struggling Albertans and boost economy

Edmonton – Alberta’s labour movement is launching a campaign calling on the government to follow through on promises to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

 

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Alberta stands firm on $15 minimum wage by 2018 despite pushback

Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray is standing firm on the province's plan to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018, despite growing pressure from the restaurant industry.

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Government entering minimum wage consultations

As the Alberta government enters a series of consultations with stakeholders, Minister of Labour Christina Gray remained steady on plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2018 despite the continued economic downturn.
“We are still committed to that goal. Alberta’s current minimum wage does not allow the workers earning minimum wage to meet the basic needs of themselves and their families,” she said in an email to the Rocky View Weekly.

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NotTheTime.ca campaign predictable since “now” is never the time for industry lobby groups

Edmonton – Predictably, Restaurants Canada launched a campaign today opposing Alberta’s plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2018. Unfortunately, with industry groups like Restaurants Canada it is never the time for meaningful increases to the minimum wage.

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Minimum Wage Increase Long Overdue

Low-Wage Businesses Need to Calm Down and Stop Fearmongering

Edmonton – Alberta’s business lobby should calm down about tomorrow’s increase to the minimum wage.

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