Vancouver’s ‘living wage’ a smart choice
"A living wage policy nudges up wages and benefits for the many contract employees in cleaning, parking, hospitality and food services."
What does it mean for the City of Vancouver to implement a living wage policy?
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 the Mayor and Council at the City of Vancouver unanimously committed to a plan to implement the living wage for all contracts and direct staff at the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Police Department.Read more
Vancouver to Become First Major City in Canada Certified as Living Wage Employer
September 21, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Council has approved pursuing Living Wage Employer certification for all City of Vancouver employees and sub-contractors to be compensated at or above Metro Vancouver’s living wage rate of $20.64 per hour, including direct salary and certain benefits.Read more
We need your help with the living wage at the City of Vancouver
Last year many of you supported the City of Vancouver committing to become a Living Wage Employer. Now we’re writing to ask for your support one more time at the next council meeting.
Living wage campaigns spread to Ontario
The Ontario branch of the Canada Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recently hosted a living age ‘think tank’ in Toronto with Michael McCarthy Flynn, campaign organizer for the Living Wage for Families Campaign.Read more