On October 1st, Manitoba's minimum wage was frozen. Pallister's Conservatives have refused to raise it and are siding with big business and corporations over low-income families.
This is the wrong direction for Manitoba.
The NDP government raised the minimum wage annually, ensuring low-income workers could rely on rising income for food, housing, and other essentials. This year, Manitoba and Newfoundland are the only two provinces in Canada not raising the minimum wage, effectively reducing workers' spending power by $400 due to inflation.
Minimum wage earners come from all walks of life. Two thirds are 20 or older, 60% are women, and many are single-income earners with children. Without a raise in the minimum-wage, thousands of families risk sliding into poverty while making the difficult or impossible choices between food, shelter, clothing, and school supplies for their kids.
Sign the petition below to join Manitobans and the NDP campaign to stop the wage freeze!