In Canada, many workers do not earn a living wage—that is, sufficient income to afford the basics of life—because of discrimination. Women workers and those who are racialized, immigrant, Aboriginal, living with disabilities or similarly disadvantaged are all segregated into low wage job ghettoes whilst their work is systemically devalued.
A new report from the CCPA’s Ontario Office, A Living Wage As a Human Right, articulates the need for governments and employers to deliver more equitable compensation incomes for vulnerable workers. It also explores how we can close discriminatory pay gaps, so that this basic human right — the right to work and to earn pay free of discrimination — is realized for Canada’s low-paid workers.
Find out more, read the full report here.