On October 28, at the Sask NDP convention, Trent Wotherspoon committed to legislating a $15 minimum wage if elected premier during the leadership debate.
We now have both NDP leadership candidates committed to a $15 wage in Saskatchewan! We must keep the pressure up, and push them to commit to do so within a timeline that helps families immediately. So far we haven’t heard of any of the Sask Party candidates promising remotely the same.
Just this last, minimum wage was raised to $10.96/hour. We went from the lowest minimum wage in Canada to the second lowest. Average wages in Canada, as of April 2017 is $27.95. Canada, we can do better. Saskatchewan, we can do better. A minimum wage of $15 would equate to $31,200 a year. $15 wages could change lives of minimum wage earners in a huge way.
Call on your Sask Party leadership candidates today and challenge them to commit to $15 minimum wage!