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Minimum wage exemptions reinforce wage gap, harassment, workers' advocate says

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British Columbia has committed to hitting a $15.20 minimum wage by 2021, but what is still unclear is how the government plans to deal with existing exemptions to the wage.

Currently, liquor servers on minimum wage make $1.25 less per hour in base wages than other workers.

Kaitlyn Matulewicz, an organizer and researcher with the workers’ rights advocacy organization, The Retail Action Network, says the separate rate is reinforcing the gender pay gap and making women more vulnerable to harassment at

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