What is a living wage?
It reflects what earners in a family need to bring home based on actual costs of living in their community. In Sudbury, two full-time workers, at 37.5hrs/week, supporting two children aged seven(7) and three(3), need to make $16.18/hour to afford the basic necessities to live.
Click the following link to learn more about Sudbury’s living wage: Sudbury Living Wage Study
Who benefits from a living wage?
-Receives fair compensation; -Raised out of poverty; -Better quality of life; -Improved health; -Increased opportunities for education and skill development.
-Reduced absenteeism; -Recognized as responsible employer;
-Lowers recruitment and training costs;
-Increased morale, productivity and loyalty.
-Greater consumer spending power;
-Increased civic engagement;
-Increased spending in the local economy;
Living Wage Employers in Sudbury
Social Planning Council of Sudbury
Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre
United Way/Centraide Sudbury & Nipissing Districts
Sudbury & District Labour Council
Sudbury Community Legal Clinic
Contact S.W.E.A.C at (705) 470-3323 for more information and to learn about how you can become a living wage employer.
Living Wage Canada website: http://www.livingwagecanada.ca/