B.C. is imposing salary increases for lower-paid workers in various sectors that have not been covered by the regular minimum wage requirement.
Reaction is mixed as some complain it doesn’t go far enough and others argue it goes too far.
New higher wage levels — some to be phased in — apply to liquor servers, piece-rate farm workers, resident caretakers in apartments, live-in camp leaders and live-in home-support workers.
“This is excellent news,” Mike Eso, Victoria Labour Council president, said Thursday, adding it’s something that the organization has been advocating for.