Surrey considering adopting a living wage policy


Surrey Councillor Bob Bose is hoping his council will pass a living wage by-law. The policy would guarantee a wage of $18.17/hour for all City of Surrey goods and services suppliers. The wage is based on “the minimum hourly rate required for a four-person household with two working adults to afford food and shelter and meet other needs.” Read more in the Georgia Straight.


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