Working and still poor? It doesn’t add up!

From the Homeless Hub:

30,000 Hamiltonians are working and still living in poverty. How is this possible? It used to be that if someone was having a tough time making ends meet, the simple answer was "get a job". However, it has become increasingly difficult to find employment with adequate wages to lift workers above the poverty line.

As a starting point to reverse some of these trends, living wage policies have been adopted in 140 cities in the United States. The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be the first international games where all employees will be paid a living wage. With two new cities in B.C. adopting living wage policies, the living wage movement in Canada is gaining momentum.