Blog | August 30, 2013

from Radio 1067, The DriveDespite rising costs of living, Statistics Canada has found 21 per cent of working Albertans still make less than $15 an hour. Numbers released by Public Interest Alberta today show it's even higher in Red Deer at 25 per cent. Spokesperson with Public Interest Alberta Stephen Merridew says low wages are a problem because many full time workers still struggle to support their families or upgrade their education. The numbers show 75 per cent of low wage earners in Red Deer are over the age of 20 and 62 per cent province-wide are women. Merridew applauded Red Deer City Councillors for taking steps towards creating a living wage in Red Deer.Read on the 1067 Radio website. New Stats Show 25% Earning a Low Wage in Red DeerFriday, 30 August 2013, Big 105.5Despite rising costs of living, Statistics Canada has found 21 per cent of working Albertans still make less than $15 an hour. Numbers released by Public Interest Alberta today show it's even higher in Red Deer at 25 per cent. Spokesperson with Public Interest Alberta Stephen Merridew says low wages are a problem because many full time workers still struggle to support their families or upgrade their education. The numbers show 75 per cent of low wage earners in Red Deer are over the age of 20 and 62 per cent province-wide are women. Merridew applauded Red Deer City Councillors for taking steps towards creating a living wage in Red Deer.See on Radio Big 105.5 website.

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