Manitoba raising wages for support workers
WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba support workers will be getting a raise.
The provincial government says it is boosting funding by $6 million over three years for agencies that offer residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross said the money will ensure wages will be between $13 and $14 an hour by 2017.
The raise will help agencies retain workers, especially smaller and rural agencies that have had a hard time offering competitive pay, she said.
The program is similar to one developed for child-care centres earlier this year.
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