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Manitoba Government misses its own deadline to announce 2022 minimum wage increase

April 1, 2022 – The Progressive Conservative Government’s self-imposed deadline to post the minimum wage increase that workers can expect October 1st has come and gone without any action. The PC government’s own legislation (see: 7(4) of the Employment Standards Code) requires them to announce what the October 1 minimum wage will be by posting it on their website before April 1.

“Here’s yet another example from Premier Stefanson on the disconnect between their commitments to Manitobans and their ability to turn those into action,” said Jeff Traeger. “Manitoba now has the second-lowest minimum wage in the country. We’re hoping to see a significant minimum wage boost considering the ever-increasing costs of living.”

The New Brunswick Government raised their minimum wage by $1 today, with a second $1 increase coming later this year.

UFCW Local 832 has workers in security, assisted living and retail working on wage scales based on guaranteed gaps above the provincial minimum wage.

“Costs are rising for everyone and they deserve to know if there’s a wage increase coming their way this October,” says Traeger.

Employment Standards Code:
https://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/e110e.php

What is Minimum Wage?
https://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,minimum-wage,factsheet.html

To arrange an interview with Jeff Traeger, please contact:

Chris Noto
Communications Coordinator
UFCW Local 832
chris.noto@ufcw832.com

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