Are you part of a group organizing an all-candidates meeting or an event? The Living Wage for Families Campaign has set up a provincial election website (www.goodjobsbc.ca) with a photo booth kit (pdf) for you to show support for the living wage in your community.
The Living Wage for Families Campaign is asking all parties to commit to a living wage for all provincial government direct and contract staff. The provincial government should take action to end poverty, not create it.
BC is the last province without a poverty reduction plan, and we have the second-highest rate of poverty in Canada. Paying a living wage to all direct and contract staff is a key part of an overall poverty reduction strategy. We have the ability to create good jobs and invest in our communities.
Seven local governments across BC have committed to paying a living wage to all direct and contract staff. Paying a living wage is an achievable and practical way to show leadership on the issue of working poverty. It’s time for the BC government to step up.