On July 8, 2015, the Metro Vancouver Alliance and the Living Wage for Families Campaign are coordinating a rally to show support for Vancouver becoming a living wage city. On that day, the City’s Mayor is set to introduce a motion to begin the process for the city to adopt a living wage policy.
Some of the facts highlighted by the MVA and the Living Wage campaign:
Vancouver has the second-highest child-poverty rate among Canada’s 20 largest urban centres. This is despite the fact that a third of those poor children live in working families.
At last year’s MVA Municipal Election Accountability Assembly, all municipal party leaders committed to developing a plan to make the City of Vancouver a Living Wage employer for all directly and indirectly employed staff. On July 8th Mayor Robertson will honour his commitment by introducing a motion to begin the process of making Vancouver a living wage city.
The rally will happen on July 8, 2015 from 9-10 AM at Vancouver City Hall (453 W 12th Ave). For more information, visit the event page here.