September 19, 2017
The Manitoba Federation of Labour says it’s time to raise minimum wage in Manitoba.
“The labour movement believes people who work full-time shouldn’t have to live in poverty. That should be a premise we all agree on, yet minimum wage is a poverty wage,” said Kevin Rebeck, president of the Manitoba labour group.
“It doesn’t allow people to meet their basic needs. It leaves them below the low-income cut-off.”