Most of us probably didn't know it, but yesterday was International Worker's Day, and residents of Quebec actually got a pretty sweet gift for the occasion:
Thanks to an increase in the province's minimum wage, numerous workers across Quebec will now be paid more money.
Quebec's minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to reach $10.75 for every hour worked. This will result in minimum wage workers receiving $8 more for a standard 40-hour work week, as pointed out by CBC.
$10.75, however, is a far cry from the $15/hour that the Quebec Federation of Labour hope to have established as the province's standard wage. A march was held in the Plateau yesterday to raise awareness on the issue of minimum wage and the desired $15, which also marked the launch of the "Fight for 15" campaign.
But given that we're still more than four dollars off from the $15 goal, it's probably going to be a while. Still, a twenty-cent increase is better than a hole in the head, so here's to small victories.