The Living Wage and Fight for $15 and Fairness movements, while seemingly different on the surface, are not so divergent when you compare their end goals: to secure fair employment and income for workers who might otherwise fall victim to precarious employment. Read more
Living Wage Canada
Communities across Canada are responding to the increasingly high levels of low wage poverty. They are advocating that families should earn an income sufficient for them to pay for the basic necessities of life, so they can live with dignity and participate as active citizens in our society. They are advocating for a Living Wage. Living Wage Canada is a site/portal to facilitate learning and information sharing among these communities to help build a national living wage movement. It includes details about the Canadian Living Wage Framework which provides a consistent living wage definition, calculation methodology, and strategy for recognizing corporate and community leadership who commit to pass a living wage policy.
BC Living Wage Updates
11 Communities in British Columbia have launched or updated living wage calculations on April 26, 2017.
The wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is virtually unchanged in the past year, however, child care and housing costs are major challenges for many families, a report released today finds.
“The decrease in the living wage rates demonstrates that good public policy can have a positive impact on the lives of families,” says Deanna Ogle, Living Wage for Families Campaign organizer. “However, without a provincial poverty reduction plan that includes increasing units of affordable housing and affordable child care, families will continue to struggle to make ends meet. Families are counting on whomever forms the next provincial government to do better on these important affordability issues.”
Decent Work, Living Wage, and Fight for $15 and Fairness
Securing fair employment and income: Where Living Wage and the Fight for $15 and Fairness intersect.