Tell Ken Sim: Bring Back the Living Wage!

February 8, 2024

Anyone who works for the City of Vancouver should be able to afford to live in Vancouver.

The Living Wage is what someone needs to earn to be able to afford basic essentials. In 2015, the City of Vancouver committed to paying all of its employees and contract workers a Living Wage. This meant that hundreds of workers, including cleaners, maintenance workers and security guards, were guaranteed a wage that would let them live in Vancouver.

It was more than a policy. It was a statement of values: the people who keep Vancouver moving deserve to be able to live here.

The cost of living keeps going up in Vancouver, but in 2023 City Council voted to end the Living Wage Policy. 

OneCity Councillor Christine Boyle has been outspoken against Council’s decision to end its Living Wage policy. Soon, she will be bringing a motion to Council to re-certify the City of Vancouver as a Living Wage Employer.

Join us in standing up for workers. Send an email to Ken Sim and Council today, saying: bring back Vancouver’s Living Wage!

Statement from Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress on the news about NDP/Liberal negotiations on pharmacare:

February 23, 2024
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions are calling out Alberta Premier’s attempt to use trans and gender-diverse children, youth and adults to score political points

February 1, 2024
Click to open the link