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July 14, 2020 at 1:33pm
"However, a GLI is only the financial component of a comprehensive plan to support individuals and families. To be all-encompassing, a restructured Canada needs to include universal child care; affordable housing; [...]" https://t.co/0D36GvzayZ #UBI #BasicIncome #canpoli
July 14, 2020 at 12:23pm
"I would argue that reciprocal fairness demands that workers who provide for our essential needs should themselves be provided with a living wage sufficient to meet their own essential needs." https://t.co/tDEsIHhl2z #canpoli #livingwage #gigeconomy
July 14, 2020 at 11:03am
"Labour groups have long argued that retail workers don't get paid enough to begin with, and hoped to make the recent pay increases permanent.

"We have a chance to fix this. We can't let this opportunity pass," @JerryPDias said." https://t.co/XcV8HKe5h9 #canpoli #livingwage
July 13, 2020 at 5:57pm
The latest issue of the fACTivist, our quarterly newsletter, is now available!

We focus on community responses to the #COVID19 pandemic, where community groups and organizations came together to help some of our most vulnerable through the pandemic. https://t.co/igfWLMylOJ #yeg https://t.co/1uxbCLGtmm
July 13, 2020 at 5:19pm
In our latest blog post, we take a look at how the pandemic has disproportionately affected the LGBTQI2S population. “53% of LGBTQI2S households have been affected by lay-offs and reduced hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic." https://t.co/6e4QRVnD0l #LGBTQ #canpoli
July 13, 2020 at 11:54am
"For researchers, [Spain's basic income program] could provide a real-world opportunity to study the impacts of such schemes, without the constraints of small-scale trials." https://t.co/A1Js3dZJg8 #UBI #BasicIncome #COVID19
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilJuly 14, 2020 at 4:30pm
"However, a GLI [guaranteed livable income] is only the financial component of a comprehensive plan to support individuals and families. To be all-encompassing, a restructured Canada needs to include universal child care; affordable housing; universal health care that includes pharmacare, dental, long-term care, mental health supports and addictions treatment; free post-secondary education; a living wage with pro-rated benefits."

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/change-gonna-come/2020/07/we-need-guaranteed-livable-income
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilJuly 14, 2020 at 3:21pm
"But if our praise of these workers is to have substance, it needs to be accompanied by a demand for economic justice.

In fact, I would argue that reciprocal fairness demands that workers who provide for our essential needs should themselves be provided with a living wage sufficient to meet their own essential needs."

https://www.tricitynews.com/opinion-gig-workers-deserve-a-living-wage-not-insecurity-1.24168170
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilJuly 14, 2020 at 1:59pm
""The fact is, the pandemic did not make these workers essential and did not create the inequities in retail. It simply exposed them," Unifor president Jerry Dias said.

Labour groups have long argued that retail workers don't get paid enough to begin with, and hoped to make the recent pay increases permanent.

"We have a chance to fix this. We can't let this opportunity pass," Dias said."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grocery-store-executives-testify-industry-committee-pandemic-pay-1.5645018
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilJuly 13, 2020 at 8:48pm
The latest issue of the fACTivist, our quarterly newsletter, is now available!

This issue has a special emphasis on community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, where community groups and organizations came together to help some of our most vulnerable through the pandemic. This includes initiatives that address food security, social isolation, tax filing help, and others.

The issue is available here: https://edmontonsocialplanning.ca/the-factivist-summer-2020/
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