Craig Pickthorne published Calculating Hamilton's Living Wage in Living Wage Hamilton 2017-10-23 15:54:48 -0400
We all want to share in economic prosperity. Unfortunately, for too many workers in Hamilton, work is not a route out of poverty. With the support of progressive employers, civic leaders and other partners, we’re striving to make Hamilton a living wage community!
Hamilton’s living wage calculation uses community-specific data through a framework developed by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Ontario to determine expenses incurred by a family of four. A living wage enables workers to: provide the necessities for their family, promote healthy development, participate in community life, and avoid the stress of living in chronic poverty.
How we got $15.85 per hour:
- Family of four: two adults, two children
- Both adults work full time; 37.5 hours a week
- No savings, retirement planning or debt repayments
Rent and related costs
Food and personal care
Craig Pickthorne published Kingston Recognizes First Two Living Wage Employers in Front Page 2017-08-08 11:39:07 -0400
Well done Cam Jan and Tara Kainer of Kingston Living Wage on a successful employer recognition event Thursday August 3rd.
Living wage employers are leaders among their peers, and deserve to be recognized for their commitment to decent work. For that reason it was great to see this event receive so much coverage from the local media...Read more
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