New Brunswick New Democrats pledge to improve daily lives of workers
By The Canadian Press
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s New Democrat leader says her party is committed to improving the daily lives of workers.
Jennifer McKenzie says an NDP government would create a greater emphasis on a culture of safety in every workplace in the province.
Campaigning in Saint john for next week’s provincial election, McKenzie said she would ensure that employer assessments are sufficient to meet the costs of Worksafe NB.
She said the only real way to reduce Worksafe costs is to reduce workplace injuries.
McKenzie said her party would also help workers by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and creating $10 per day child care spaces in schools.