Reinstate Vancouver's Living Wage
Last January Vancouver City Council voted to end its status as a certified living wage employer.
This meant leaving hundreds of non-unionized workers like cleaners, security guards, and maintenance staff without the pay raise they rely on to keep up with the rising cost of living.
People who work for the City of Vancouver should be able to afford to live in the City of Vancouver. That’s what the living wage means and OneCity stands behind it.
Join our call to reinstate Vancouver's living wage
We cannot let Vancouver go back on its promise to be a certified living wage employer. Workers should earn enough to live here, especially in a city with a high cost of living after a year of record inflation. Read more about how the Living Wage is calculated, and the Living Wage for Families campaign here.
OneCity Councillor Christine Boyle has been outspoken against Council's decision to end its Living Wage. The decision was made in camera, but as soon the City’s rules allow, Councillor Boyle will be bringing a motion to Council to re-certify the City of Vancouver as a Living Wage Employer.
By signing this petition, you’ll show Mayor Sim and Council that residents of all incomes and backgrounds support the Living Wage, and will help Councillor Boyle get Vancouver re-certified as a living wage employer.
We, the undersigned, call on the Mayor and Council to re-certify the City of Vancouver as a Living Wage Employer.
Backing out of the living wage promise leaves non-unionized workers like cleaners, security guards, and maintenance staff without the pay raise they need to keep up with the increasing cost of living.
As residents and taxpayers, we urge the Mayor and Council to prioritize the well-being of City workers and the wider community. Don't leave workers behind in a time when the cost of living is sky-high.