Craig Pickthorne

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    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

    Monthly Costs

     

    Rent and related costs

    $1,305

    Childcare

    $806

    Food and personal care

    $757

    Transportation

    $664

    Utilities

    $248

    Non-OHIP medical

    $272

    Social inclusion

    $167

    Staying connected

    $142

    Education

    $88

    Recreation

    $42

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Click here to download a PDF of our calculation info.


  • Kingston Recognizes First Two Living Wage Employers

    Well done Cam Jan and Tara Kainer of Kingston Living Wage on a successful employer recognition event Thursday August 3rd.

    The first two of many to come: Brunet Plumbing Kitchen & Bath and King's Town Dental

    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... 

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