Elected Living Wage Supporters


Low Wage work hurts families and undermines the local economy.

The rapid rise of low wage jobs is a growing concern in Ontario communities. Many of us no longer earn enough at our jobs to make ends meet. We face impossible choices. Buy food or paying the rent? Heat the apartment or fix the car? Growing numbers of us face spirally debt and constant anxiety about the future. More of us have long term health problems.
In Ontario nearly 1.7 million workers work at lower paid jobs.

There is a solution. It’s a Living Wage.

Over 170 employers across the province have made the commitment to pay their employees at least a living wage. More and more individuals, community groups, employers and politicians are showing their support for the living wage. We are asking every candidate in the 2018 Municipal Elections across Ontario to support the living wage movement in the province.

Municipalities hold a key to solving poverty by paying a living wage Municipal governments are anchor institutions in communities and have an opportunity to influence other employer organizations to do the right thing.

Cities of the 21st century must stand for fairness and equality. And not just in words, but with wages.

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Should I be elected to public office, I pledge to advocate for our public sector employers to become certified Living Wage employers.

 

Who's endorsing

257 endorsements

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  • Peter Meier
    endorsed 2018-09-28 16:04:02 -0400
    Kitchener City Council, Ward 10
  • kissingerward5brantford
    @kissingerward51 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-28 14:56:28 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=2800
  • Kathryn Kissinger
    endorsed 2018-09-28 14:56:13 -0400
    City of Brantford, Ward 5 Council
  • Elizabeth Jamischak
    endorsed 2018-09-28 14:15:49 -0400
    Oshawa, City Councillor, Ward 4
  • Gareth Williams
    endorsed 2018-09-28 12:32:32 -0400
    Burlington Ward 3, City and Regional Councillor
  • Nrinder Nann
    endorsed 2018-09-28 11:50:08 -0400
    I’ve met thousands of residents in Hamilton over my years of engagement and during this electoral campaign for Ward 3 City Council. Residents know, a living wage is essential for bringing improved conditions for working people, businesses, and our local economy.
  • Jonathan Hughes
    endorsed 2018-09-28 10:51:04 -0400
    London, Ward 13, Councillor
  • James Takeo
    endorsed 2018-09-28 08:30:59 -0400
    City of Welland, Ward 6 candidate
  • Dave Heffernan
    endorsed 2018-09-28 07:56:04 -0400
    WARD 1
  • Joey Wright
    endorsed 2018-09-27 23:27:48 -0400
    City Council Ward 5 Windsor Ontario
  • Jen Vasic
    endorsed 2018-09-27 22:11:34 -0400
    Ward 5, Waterloo
  • Florence Carbray
    endorsed 2018-09-27 21:45:21 -0400
    Kitchener Ward 4 Councillor
  • Xuemei Jiang
    endorsed 2018-09-27 21:05:31 -0400
    Ward 4 candidate London Ontario
  • Veronica Warner
    endorsed 2018-09-27 21:00:03 -0400
    Ward 9 London On
  • Margaret Johnston
    endorsed 2018-09-27 20:27:11 -0400
    Ward 8 Kitchener City Council
  • Aggie Mlynarz
    endorsed 2018-09-27 20:21:38 -0400
    Candidate for Mayor of Guelph
  • Menno Meijer
    endorsed 2018-09-27 20:20:12 -0400
    London Ontario Ward 11
  • Jason Farr
    endorsed 2018-09-27 20:11:39 -0400
    Ward2 Hamilton Ontario
  • Linda Narducci
    endorsed 2018-09-27 19:28:17 -0400
    Hamilton Ward 1 Councillor
  • Geraldine McMullen
    @geraldinemcm tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-27 19:09:38 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=2785
  • Mohamed Chams
    endorsed 2018-09-27 19:09:18 -0400
    Ward 10
  • Geraldine McMullen
    endorsed 2018-09-27 19:08:30 -0400
    Hamilton, Ontario. Ward 7. Councillor Seat.
  • Marc Grant
    endorsed 2018-09-27 18:33:30 -0400
    Oakville, Town Council, Ward 5
  • franz     (frank) dyck
    endorsed 2018-09-27 18:26:27 -0400
    Windsor mayor
  • Wayne E Maw
    endorsed 2018-09-27 18:05:09 -0400
    Ward #5 down town core Brantford Ontario Canada
  • Kristopher Clowater
    endorsed 2018-09-27 18:03:31 -0400
    Hamilton , ward 7, council candidate
  • Thomas Risley
    endorsed 2018-09-27 17:53:53 -0400
    London Ontario Ward 10 Candidate for Councillor
  • John Scime
    endorsed 2018-09-27 17:44:48 -0400
    Ward 12 – Ancaster & West Flamborough
  • Sophie Geffros
    endorsed 2018-09-27 17:34:26 -0400
    Hamilton, Ward One City Councillor
  • Karen Albrecht
    endorsed 2018-09-27 17:26:23 -0400
    Oshawa, Ward 2, Oshawa city councillor.

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