Some Questions: Minimum and Living Wage

Some short snippets to ponder: None of the government contracts my organization currently has provide sufficient monies to provide my staff with an RSSP or pension plan. Funny though that every one we deal with about our government contracts is paid more than my staff and have a pension plan. Why is that? I wonder … Continue reading Some Questions: Minimum and Living Wage

What does “living” mean in a Living Wage?

The Edmonton Social Planning Council just published research that indicates the living wage in Edmonton should be $17.36 per hour for a two-parent family with young children and both parents working 35 hours per week. The monthly budget prepared for this sample family assumes both workers are making $17.36 per hour. Before going further, setting a living … Continue reading What does “living” mean in a Living Wage?

Edmonton and the Cost of Living

The cost of living is measured by the Consumer Price Index. Currently 2002 is used as the base year for the CPI at a base of $100. Subsequent CPI numbers indicate how much one would have to spent in a subsequent year to match what you could buy for $100 in 2002. The number for … Continue reading Edmonton and the Cost of Living