Using Statistics Canada data, roughly 3% of workers in Saskatchewan earn the minimum wage – that equates to roughly 16,200 workers. Women make up 65% of this population.
And 20% of Saskatchewan workers earn less than $15/hour, totaling roughly 96,000 people.
For a population of 463, 700 employees, that equates to over 1 in 5 workers who earn less than $15/hour in Saskatchewan.
The Fight for 15 is comprised of low wage workers and labour advocates who recognize the need for all workers to make a decent wage.
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