Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Campaign Slogan - BC Liberals: Racing BC Workers to the Bottom

Hmmmm, this:

Have you seen the new BC Liberal ad with Christy sitting around the kitchen table with a bunch of Moms and a girl. Like any of us believe that's a common occurrence, except when someone's trying to woo the "woman" demographic, an important vote which she's terminally bottomed out. 

Or the Truth? 

B.C.’s annual wage increases trail national average: StatsCan

Thu Apr 25, 2013.

B.C. wages rose 2% in February this year compared with February 2012 – more than 50% less than the national average increase of 3.1%, according to Statistics Canada data released this morning.

B.C. ranked second lowest of the provinces in terms of year-over-year non-farm payroll increases in February, with only New Brunswick averaging lower increases at 1.3%.

The province with the highest average pay raise was Alberta at 4.5%, followed by Saskatchewan at 3.8%.
Across Canada, the construction sector enjoyed the highest pay increases at 4.6%, followed by public administration at 4.3%.

The industry that suffered the most was accommodation and food services, which was the only sector identified as seeing a drop in average wages, down 0.4% year over year.

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