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Minimum-wage hike step in the right direction, but $15 would be better, say workers

Provincial government has promised a series of increases to bring the wage to $12.65 by October 2021 CBC News · Posted: Feb 24, 2020 The provincial government's recent promise to give the wage a bump the minimum wage to $12.65 an hour over the next year and a half still won't be enough, people who earn the figure tell CBC News. "I think we need a living wage, not an increase to minimum wage," said Shane Pope, a social work student at Memorial University who holds a part-time job as a barista. "If my fiancé wasn't working, we wouldn't do it. Not with $800 a month in rent, and then your lights is top notch and then your groceries," a woman ...