Workforce Planning Hamilton is a strong supporter of the campaign for the Living Wage in Hamilton.
Judy Travis, WPH Executive Director, is the working group chair
on the Living Wage Working Group. For 10 years the Working Group, a coalition of academic, social service and business agencies, has been arguing for a wage based on what it actually costs to live in Hamilton, rather than the political compromise number of the provincial minimum wage.
Five years ago the group calculated that wage was $14.95 an hour. Now, after a cumulative cost of living increase of seven per cent, they say it should be
between $16 and $17 an hour.