Training wage welcomed with protest

Training wage protestors on the steps of the B.C. Legislature B.C.'s first job training wage of $6 an hour took effect November 15 much to the dismay of the Federation of Labour and the Canadian Federation of Students. The training wage will apply for the first 500 hours anyone works, after which the standard $8 minimum wage will apply. One citizen says students are actually paying employers for the privilege of working. Students say the Minister of Labour is in a conflict of interest because he owns businesses which traditionally pay workers minimum wage. The slogan Six Bucks Sucks has been adopted by the students and labour groups and a Six Bucks Sucks website (Link removed - No longer exists) has been dedicated to the issue.