Rally at City Hall for the Living Wage: July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

9-10 am

Vancouver City Hall, 12th and Cambie

Bring your banners and join Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA) and the Living Wage for Families Campaign on the steps of City Hall to show support for Vancouver becoming a living wage city. Bus, Skytrain, cycle or walk!

Why a living wage? Vancouver has the second-highest child-poverty rate among Canada’s 20 largest urban centres. One third of those poor children live in families with at least one adult working full time, all year round. Every member of the community is affected by low-wage poverty.

At MVA’s Municipal Election Accountability Assembly on October 9, 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.

A living wage is also part of Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy (Goal 5: Making ends meet and working well) that was passed unanimously by council in 2014.

On July 8 Mayor Robertson will honour his commitment by introducing a motion to begin the process of making Vancouver a living wage city.

Bring your leaders, members, neighbors and friends to rally in support for this vital policy change. Let’s show the mayor and council that the whole community supports the living wage!

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