Paratransit drivers in London demand $15.50 living wage

London Mayor Matt Brown is encouraging private businesses in the Forest City to pay employees a living a wage. He's just supportive of the city demanding the same of at least one of its contractors.

Paratransit drivers in London say they want the city's leadership to step up and really take action to end poverty by practising what it preaches and force their employer, Voyageur Transportation Services, which contracted by the city, to pay a living wage.

The Voyageur drivers are upset about the fact they make slightly more than minimum wage while the mayor is promoting a living wage of $15.50 per hour.


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CTV Barrie: Living Wage Brewery

CTV Barrie segment on the newest Living Wage employer

Muskoka Brewery becomes the first brewery in Canada to adopt a living wage for its employees.

Watch the segment here.

Peterborough's latest living wage calculation

The recent PSPC's living wage report found that the living wage for Peterborough is $17.65 per hour. This is the amount each of two adults living together with two dependent children must earn. This amount is higher than the living wage calculated in 2012 which was $16.47.

London's Living Wage $15.53: report

If you live in London, you need to a make $15.53 an hour or $30,284 a year to meet your basic needs, according to a “living wage” report released Friday by a coalition of businesses and private agencies.

Read the London Free Press story here.

Niagara Living wage far higher than Ontario’s minimum wage

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The so-called ‘living wage’ for Niagara families to realistically be able to pay their bills has been pegged at $17.47 by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Read the full story at Niagara This Week here.

'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.

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.

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.

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

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.