Vancouver City Council has passed the Mayor’s motion for all city employees to receive a living wage.
The next step is for staff to report back on what steps need to be taken to make this happen.
According to the mayor’s office it can take years for the process to play out
The city of New Westminster made this move a few years back.
The living wage required by both wage earners in a four-person family in Vancouver is 20 dollars and 68 cents an hour.