The Old Port of Montreal workers’ union continue their fight to increase minimum wage in Quebec.
Konrad Lamour argued $15 an hour would allow people to live comfortable.
“The $15 an hour symbol is used to allow those who do not have access to a decent living wage to have that number that they can strive for,” Lamour said.
The fight has also garnered attention from Manon Massé, MNA for Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques, who attended Thursday’s event.
“When you work 40 hours a week, you don’t have enough money to survive,” Massé said.
Thursday marked the first of three days of petitioning for an increase in minimum wage.
Employees of the Old Port of Montreal have been striking since May.
“Think of the fact that people are single moms, single fathers, that have to raise a family with such a low wage.”