May 17, 2022

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The minimum wage will rise on Sunday

The minimum wage will rise on Sunday

Quebecs who pay the minimum wage will benefit by Sunday with an increase of $ 0.75 per hour. According to Quebec, the increase will benefit just 300,000 workers. The minimum wage for paid employees will increase by 60 cents to $ 11.40 per hour.

Also read: In Quebec there are still 205,400 workers who are paid the minimum wage

According to reports Newspaper, 60% of workers who will be paid the minimum wage by 2021 are between the ages of 15 and 24 and 70% of them will be in shops, accommodation or restaurants. Nearly one in two (47%) worked for a company of less than 20 people by 2021 at $ 13.50 an hour, and 62% were part-time. Nine out of ten employees have no children and 30% do not have a high school diploma in their pocket.

Is it possible to get $ 15 per hour?

Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity Minister Jean Boulette said in a parliamentary office last month that the increase should not be the last. “If the average hourly wage rises as expected, we will reach $ 15 [l’heure] Probably […]; We’re just going to go for it and maybe go beyond that. “

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