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February 18, 2011

Study: living wage set at $13.45/hr for individuals

The community of Williams Lake has a living wage benchmark.

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December 14, 2010

Dec.15 Noon Rally - Maple Ridge - In Support of Extra Foods Workers

December 14, 2010

Join us in a march and rally in support of striking workers at Extra Foods in Maple Ridge.

The march will be taking place tomorrow, December 15 at 12pm noon. Participants will be meeting at the Extra Foods at the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road & 224th street, Maple Ridge.

This march and rally is jointly sponsored by the NWDLC, FVLC & UFCW 1518

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November 12, 2010

Another victory for Migrant Farm Workers; precedent-setting Collective Agreement reached in B.C.

November 12, 2010

Migrant farm workers at Abbotsford’s Sidhu & Sons Nursery, members of UFCW Canada Local 1518, are the latest to successfully negotiate a collective agreement with their employer.

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October 05, 2010

The Tyee

A Tyee Series

Super Stamina Strikers

 On BC's longest running picket line, Extra Foods workers in Maple Ridge can't get owners to the table, but they're not giving up. A slide show with voices.

 By: By Justin Langille, 10 September 2010,

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September 30, 2010

The Tyee

'Living Wage' Cities in Canada May Double, to Two

 Esquimalt councilor says assuring adequate local government pay rates is a winner.

 By: By Andrew MacLeod, 30 September 2010,

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The Township of Esquimalt may become the second local government in Canada to adopt a living wage policy, where people doing work for the local government are paid enough to survive and thrive in the community.

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September 16, 2010

The following organizations have been certified as Living Wage Employers by the
Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families Campaign:

Read the full article at:

Learn how to become a Living Wage Employer!

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August 31, 2010

Why Esquimalt needs a living-wage policy

Research indicates costs would be low, negative impacts would be few

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August 23, 2010

We support a Living Wage bylaw for Esquimalt!

On August 16, the Esquimalt Council unanimously passed a motion to direct staff to prepare a report with more information on the benefits of a Living Wage Policy.

The Living Wage Calculation for the Capital Region is $17.31 per hour based on a family with two parents and two children. 

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July 30, 2010

United in the Fight Against Motts

July 30, 2010

As many of you already know, UFCW/RWDSU Local 220 workers in Williamson, New York have been forced out on strike by the greed of their employer Mott's. The 300 striking members work in a very profitable plant for Mott's, owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

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June 17, 2010

“There's a lot to be said for a company paying a living wage and that's something that employees of these stores have had the opportunity to earn. Loblaws wants take that away and the only rationale that we can see is just simply greed, I mean they want to suck more money out of these communities in  B.C. and send it back to Toronto it's just about creating even more profit in an already profitable venture"

- Andy Neufeld, Director of Communications UFCW Local 1518

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