Pickering passes fair wage policy


On June 20th, Pickering city council approved a fair wage policy. The policy is effective immediately and will apply to all city contracts over $1 million. Councillor Bill McLean expressed his support for the policy, noting fair wages encourage a higher standard of work.

“I’ve supported this from the beginning and I know there’s some naysayers who are saying this is going to cost jobs and cost more money. I think this particular policy is going to save money because it’s done in such a fashion that it’s clear, concise and transparent. That way if there are problems down the road we have this policy to draw from. It protects not only workers but also the city from someone who’s not hiring skilled workers.” 


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