Making History: Cambridge Adopts a Living Wage

Submitted by Tamarack on March 25, 2016 - 7:03am

The living wage movement is growing across Canada. The private, public, and non-profit sectors are seeing a rapid uptake of employers commited to paying employees a livable wage. Now, municipal governments are considering how the living wage and other income security initiatives are able to reduce poverty for residents and build healthier communities and economies.

Cambridge has just become Ontario's first municipality to make the pledge to become a living wage employer. This podcast will help you understand the motivations behind City Council's decision, the process of becoming a living wage employer, and how they expect to reduce poverty for city staff.

Alan Broadbent, Chairman of Tamarack Institute, hosts Mayor Doug Craig and Councillor Pam Wolf of the City of Cambridge in this discussion. Watch below.

 

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