After years of urging the Municipal government of Sudbury to support the living-wage a motion for Sudbury City Staff to look into the financial implications of paying a living wage is being put forward on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022.
Councilors McIntosh and Jakubo tabled the motion earlier in January at the Finance and Administration Committee meeting. On February 15th, It will be discussed and voted on!
The Sudbury Workers Education And Advocacy Centre is inviting you to join us and call on your local councillor to let them know the living-wage is important to you and encourage them to vote yes this coming February, 15th!
Take action with us by sending this petition (below!) to your local councillor to vote yes in this upcoming vote,
Participants can also use these graphics to send to your local councillors via social media to #VoteYesFEB15 because #SudburyNeedsALivingWageNow or use the hashtags to get their attention, and let them know Sudbury is counting on them to make the right decision!
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The living wage highlights the amount of money people need to earn in order to cover basic living expenses,
“the Ontario Living Wage Network promotes an employer certification program and maintains minimum rates for each municipality in Ontario which for Greater Sudbury is currently $16.98”. Many workers struggle to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck. Unable to afford healthy food, take sick days, and be in a financially comfortable and secure position.
The minimum wage is not enough to live on and will not affect the cost of living, regardless of opposing beliefs. After the aftermath of the COVID-pandemic, many workers have found themselves in a position where their wages are not promised, we must ensure workers are being paid secure and stable wages. Not to mention, implementing a living wage could result in a wide range of social, local economic and even labour market benefits, especially here in the City of Greater Sudbury.
This petition is now closed. End date: Feb 15, 2022 Signatures collected: 23
Support The Living Wage: Vote Yes Feb.15
This petition is now closed.
End date: Feb 15, 2022
Signatures collected: 23