Workers seeking $15-an-hour minimum wage tell of struggles

VIPIRG Report "Part-time, Poorly paid, Unprotected: Experiences of precarious work in Retail, Food Service, & Hospitality in Victoria BC" was recently mentioned in a Times Colonist article.

Kaitlyn Matulewicz, of the Retail Action Network, recommended scrapping the liquor server minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, saying it reinforces gender pay disparity.

About 81 per cent of food and beverage servers in Greater Victoria are women, the network found in a joint report with the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group.

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