Living Wage for Families Campaign
Circulated on behalf of VDLC
Yesterday we were dismayed to learn that the ABC majority mayor and council had made a closed-door decision to walk away from the City of Vancouver’s commitment to operate as a living wage employer.
For the past five years, the city has maintained certification as a living wage employer with the Living Wage for Families campaign. The campaign has certified a wide array of employers across British Columbia, including municipalities such as Victoria, Port Coquitlam, the City of North Vancouver, and Quesnel.
Affordability continues to be a crisis for working people and families in Metro Vancouver. This decision will deepen that crisis for those in the city’s most precarious and lowest paid jobs.
CLICK HERE to take action via an online petition launched by OneCity.
We also ask you to read and share the VDLC’s media advisory and Living Wage for Families Campaign’s statement.