If you work for a living, you should get a living wage.
Sure, provincial governments legislate a minimum wage. But it doesn’t pay enough to help someone working full-time, year-round pay the basic bills.
Employers have another option: they could pay a living wage.
A living wage looks at what it takes for workers to afford the basics. Nothing extravagant. Just things like rent, bus fare, child care, food.
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Article and image source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario Office