Five years after the global recession that left countless workers without jobs, Canada’s CEOs seem to be doing quite well. In fact, not long after lunch time on Jan. 2, the first official working day of the year, the 100 highest paid CEOs in Canada had already earned $46, 634 — what most full-time Canadian … Read more
After a long battle, Local 40 members working in 47 hotels, pubs and liquor stores in B.C — including the low-wage workers at the local Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel — ratified their new collective agreement with 93 per cent voting in favour. Read the whole story here.
Local activist and Richmond PRC supporter King-mong Chan recently wrote a letter on the ever-important issue of housing that was published in both the Richmond News and the Richmond Review. You can read it in full HERE or by clicking the links below. http://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/housing-is-a-right-1.711579 http://www.richmondreview.com/opinion/letters/233686531.html
The report, It’s Not Fair! The Face of Child Poverty in Richmond: A Call to Action, was released yesterday by Richmond Children First. It aims to de-mystify poverty, put a face on child poverty and serve as a call to action for the Richmond community.
How does $10 a day for child care services sound? Please visit the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC webpage to learn more and sign the online petition.
Reminder: the City of Richmond will be hosting a public open house for input towards phase two of the plans for the Garden City Lands today, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please visit Lansdowne Centre during those times and share your thoughts and review the new design concepts.
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, of which First Call is a coalition member, has launched a Meet Your MLA campaign. On their website you will find step-by-step instructions about how to find your MLA and prepare yourself to meet with them. They have also produced a great new resource called “5 things you should know about poverty,” … Read more