Last year, RCC applauded when the Government of B.C. moved to annual minimum wage increases tied to the Consumer Price Index (from which arbitrary politics were removed). One year later, the Government of B.C. has broken its commitment and announced that the 2016 and 2017 increases will be higher than the CPI.
British Columbia’s minimum wage will rise 40 cents to $10.85 on September 15, 2016 (which is 30 cents above the CPI increase). The Government of B.C. announced that on September 15, 2017 the minimum wage will rise 30 cents plus a CPI amount, e.g. to at least $11.25.
RCC will continue to advocate that the Government of British Columbia raise the minimum wage on an annual basis with the amount announced well-enough in advance to provide business with predictability.
RCC will continue to advocate that annual increases be tied to the CPI.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Greg Wilson, Director, Government Relations (B.C.) at: [email protected] or 604-736-0368