Councilor Christine Boyle wants Vancouver to reinstate living wage policy for workers

By: 600011 On: Feb 28, 2024, 1:19 PM


Councilor Christine Boyle is calling for Vancouver to restore the living wage policy for workers that was canceled last year. Christine Boyle presented a motion to the Council through the Standing Committee to bring back the Living Wage policy by 2025. Boyle's motion cited food price hikes and rent hikes as reasons for reinstating the living wage policy.

A town hall meeting was held with city workers on Monday. Boyle said the discussion with workers came up mostly about how necessary the policy was, and he hoped the council would recognize workers' feedback that canceling the policy was a bad decision.

The living wage in Metro Vancouver is currently $25.68. The living wage, which was $20.64, was raised after the council first approved the policy in 2016.