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Letter: No benefit to raising minimum wage

You cannot blame the franchise for reducing hours of work

No benefit to raising minimum wage

It is a disgrace that B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains does not do any research on his decision making of raising the minimum wage.

Why? I have a neighbour that works in one of our local fast food locations. Before the minimum wage increase, she received a free meal each working day. Now she has to pay 50 per cent of the meal. Also her take home pay did not change even with the increase in the minimum wage.

Why? Her hours of work was reduced.

All local fast food locations are not owned by the large corporations. They are all franchises.

Corporate is in charge of menu pricing.

With an increase in the minimum wage, employer portion of employee benefits also rise, including the infamous boondoggle cash grab by the NDP government in the creation of the B.C. healthcare employer tax.

The franchise operator has a monthly bottom line profit. You cannot blame the franchise for reducing hours of work to offset Harry Bains’s idiotic thinking ways. Why should the franchisee have to suffer for Harry Bains’s poor decision making?

There is no benefit to a raise in minimum wage to an employee of a franchise location.

Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

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