'Illegalized' Migrant Workers and the Struggle for a Living Wage

In a new issue of Alternate Routes: A Journal of Social Research, Charity-Ann Hannan, Harald Bauder, and John Shields write about living wage campaigns and their effect on "illigalized" migrant workers, and what can be done to improve their working and living conditions.

Read the full article from "Alternate Routes" a journal of critical social research.

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Living Wage Waterloo Region: What we learned in one year

Living Wage Waterloo reflects on a year of working towards living wages in the region.

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CTV Northern Ontario: A Living Wage

 

In Northern Ontario, a campaign is underway to bring attention to challenges faced by the working poor.

View the full story at CTV here.

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The Living Wage Movement: Responding to the Low-Wage Economy

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The York University Global Labour Research Centre’s opening session in the 2015-16 speaker series assembled a panel of leading researchers focused on the living wage movement in Ontario, including economist Kaylie Tiessen.

Read more at York University's Global Labour Research Centre here.

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Cambridge becomes first in Ontario to endorse living wage policy

Cambridge city council voted to become Ontario's first municipality to pay their employees a living wage on Tuesday night.

The city is officially a supporter of Waterloo Region Living Wage who calculated the living wage in this region is $16.05 an hour.

Read the full story at The Record here.

 

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CTV Kitchener: Small raise in living wage

On the first anniversary of Waterloo Region's Living Wage movement came the news that the magic number for 2016 is $16.05 per hour.

See the full story at CTV Kitchener here.

 

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More Windsor businesses commit to paying a living wage

Several Windsor businesses, unions and charities have committed to paying workers a living wage.

“Right now in Windsor-Essex about 18,000 people are considered working poor,” said Adam Vasey, director of Pathway to Potential. “The living wage is designed to address people who are working but because of circumstances, whether that’s having one miniumum wage job, a couple of part-time jobs, they’re not able to make ends meet.”

Read the full story at the Windsor Star here.

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Guelph and Wellington employers make commitment to paying living wage to employees

The Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination launched the living wage employer recognition program at Innovation Guelph and congratulated 11 Guelph and Wellington employers who committed to paying their employees at least a living wage. The announcement was made  in front of a crowd of around 40 people.

Read more at the Guelph Mercury Tribune here.

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