living wages

Apr 16, 2014
Photo: flickr/ Dee West (Formerly deedoucette)

How systemic problems keep women's wages low

rabble staff
On #EqualPayDay2014, we need to recognize the gross unfairness of women's wages and call for pay equity legislation and living wages to address increasing inequality.
Feb 24, 2014

Why the minimum wage debate isn't going to go away

Armine Yalnizyan
There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a "trickle-away" recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit.
Feb 27, 2013

Boost the minimum wage, boost the economy

Armine Yalnizyan
President Obama put the idea of raising the minimum wage on the radar in the U.S. It deserves to be on the radar in Canada too. That's because low-wage work is on the rise.
Nov 5, 2012

What if the minimum wage was a living wage?

Trish Hennessy
Ontarians are engaged in a broadening conversation about how to end working poverty through decent jobs, a better minimum wage, and a concept that's gathering force: a living wage.
Mar 13, 2012
Photo: PSAC-NCR | AFPC-RCN/Flickr

Resolving the strike at Ottawa's Salvation Army shelter

Rev. Wayne Menard and others
Several weeks ago we, as concerned Christians, met at a local church with some of the striking workers from the Salvation Army Booth Centre on George Street in Ottawa's Byward Market.
Nov 25, 2011

Danger: Wage deflation ahead

The labour market is in much worse shape than the official 7.3 per cent unemployment rate implies. The latest evidence for this is a miserable report on employment and earnings from Statistics Canada.
Sep 16, 2011

Falling real wages signal trouble ahead

Andrew Jackson
The Labour Force Survey for August showed that average hourly wages were up by just 1.4 per cent from a year earlier. It seems that we have entered a period of falling real wages.


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