Come show your support to City Council for a Living Wage policy!
On March 11, 2009 a Calgary City Council Committee will vote on whether or not The City of Calgary should adopt a Living Wage Policy.
A Calgarian working full time needs to make a minimum of $12 per hour plus benefits (or $13.25 an hour in lieu of benefits) to earn a Living Wage.
In 2007, 680 City employees earned less than a Living Wage. Paying all City employees and contract service staff a Living Wage positions The City of Calgary as a leader and a model for other employers to follow.
You will make a difference towards reducing poverty in our city by supporting the development of a policy to ensure both City of Calgary staff and service contractors get a Living Wage that keeps them over the poverty line.
With only FOUR DAYS to Council’s vote on a Living Wage Policy, hardworking low-income Calgarians need your support more than ever.
EMAIL, PHONE or FAX your Alderman and the Mayor and tell them that you support a Living Wage. The Aldermen and Mayor’s contact information is available at
You can also SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by attending/presenting to Calgary City Council at 9:30 a.m. on March 11th in the Engineering Traditions Room of City Hall.
When: Wednesday, March 11th at 9:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall*, 700 Macleod Trail South - Engineering Traditions Committee Room (First Floor)
*City Hall is the old sandstone building, beside the blue glass municipal building
Which Alderman will be present?
Members of the FCS Standing Policy Committee are:
Alderman Gord Lowe (Chair)
Alderman Ric McIver (Vice-chair)
Alderman Joe Ceci
Alderman Andre Chabot
Alderman Linda Fox-Mellway
Alderman Dale Hodges
Alderman Ray Jones
However, any alderman can declare an interest and attend an SPC
***For more information about Living Wage and/or presenting at the SPC please go to www.vibrantcalgary.com and direct emails to [email protected]***
Official Website: http://www.vibrantcalgary.com
Added by codytorgerson on March 9, 2009