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Minimum hourly wage goes up 20 cents Oct. 1

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MANITOBA'S minimum wage goes up to $10.45 an hour Oct. 1, the province said Thursday.

It's an increase of 20 cents over the current minimum wage.

"This increase will help the lowest wage earners in Manitoba and keeps pace with expected increases in the consumer price index," Training Minister Peter Bjornson said in a release.

The increase follows input from the provincial labour management review committee and separate recommendations from its labour and business representatives.

The province said with the increase, Manitoba's minimum wage will be the third-highest in Canada.

More information the minimum wage is at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 27, 2013 A4

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