News Topics: Living Wage


Living wage 2017 in the news

Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315 Sooke Online Daily Pocket News: Living Wage in the CRD hovers around $20/hour My Prince George Now: North Central BC’s Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017 Prince MORE


Election 2017 party responses to First Call coalition questions

On behalf of our 101 member organizations, First Call sent questions from our 2017 Provincial Election Toolkit to each of the three main parties in this election. All three parties have responded, and we encourage everyone to read their answers to our questions about putting the interests of children, youth MORE


Bad job story? Let’s talk. BC Employment Standards Coalition February Workers Forums

The BC Employment Standards Coalition has scheduled another series of Workers Story Forums around Metro Vancouver: Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Surrey Recreation Centre/Arena (across from Surrey Central Skytrain Station), 12-7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 22 – New Westminster, Douglas College Student Union, 12-7 pm Thursday, Feb. 23 – Vancouver Community College MORE


Employment Standards Workers Story Forums continue – Next up: Victoria, Jan. 11

The Employment Standards Coalition is collaborating with the Retail Action Network in Victoria to hold a workers story forum in Victoria on Wednesday, January 11, 12 noon to 9 pm at the Victoria Events Centre. Find more info and share with your networks: The coalition is planning more workers MORE

Campaigns and Issues

2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card release: Where’s the accountability for children growing up in poverty in BC?

Data in the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released November 24, 2016, by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, highlights how growing income inequality among BC families has one in five of our children living in poverty, and how our failure to properly support youth as they MORE