Working for the City We Want

Programs that fight poverty

Too many jobs today are temporary and poorly paid. We need more good jobs—the kind that provide a de-cent income, benefits and stability. From schools to childcare centres and nursing homes, front line workers serve people every day. Equitable hiring ensures these good jobs can be had by all. On the other hand, when governments cut services or sell them off to private operators the number of good public jobs decline as wages are reduced, or workers are laid off to trim costs. If the next generation is to have decent careers, the city must play a role in demanding that both the private and public sector support decent jobs with living wages.

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