The Living Wage: An idea whose time has come

Lynne Fernandez summarizes A Family Living Wage for Manitoba, the 2013 Update in this issue of Work Life:

"Minimum-wage workers are not just teenagers working at fast-food restaurants after school. According to the Manitoba Federation of Labour, 55 per cent of minimum wage earners in Manitoba are adults twenty years and older; 51 per cent of minimum-wage earners work for companies with 100 workers or more and 42 per cent work for companies with 500 or more employees. With approximately 38,600 Manitobans earning minimum wage ($10.45/hour) and fully 73,700 Manitobans making only 10% more, we need to ask if the minimum wage provides sufficient income to raise a family..." Click here to read more.  

Living Wage Updated for 2013