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Quebec increases minimum wage


March 31, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Quebec’s minimum wage was
increased by 15 cents effective May 1, raising the general minimum rate
to $7.75 from $7.60. Fruit harvesters were among those expecting a wage
increase.

Quebec’s minimum wage was increased by 15 cents effective May 1, raising the general minimum rate to $7.75 from $7.60. Fruit harvesters were among those expecting a wage increase. Despite the rise, Quebec’s largest union, the Quebec Federation of Labour, criticized the size of the increase, describing it as cheap. The group’s leader said the province should have increased wages by 30 cents per hour in light of utility increases. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said the hike was in line with wage increases given to public employees. Nova Scotia has increased its minimum wage to $7.15 per hour while Saskatchewan is at $7.55 per hour. Ontario’s minimum wage is currently at $7.75 per hour. It is expected to increase to $8 per hour in 2007. With files from CP

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