B.C. group calls for $15 minimum wageCampaign comes on the heels of moves by some U.S. citiesBy Sheila Brawn03/05/2015|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 03/05/2015 The BC Federation of Labour has launched a campaign called "Fight for $15" in an effort to increase the minimum wage rate in British Columbia to $15 an hour. The general minimum wage rate has been $10.25 since May 2012. The rate for liquor servers is $9 per hour. To date, the provincial government has not announced any rate changes."Raising the minimum wage is an important piece of reducing poverty levels in British Columbia," says Irene Lanzinger, president of the federation, which represents more than 500,000 members from affiliated unions in the province. She adds that an increase to $15 would take minimum wage workers’ pay to about 10 per cent above the poverty line in the province. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.