Lethbridge Living Wage increases to $20.60 per hour

The Alberta Living Wage Network has released its new living wage for Lethbridge. The group says the new living wage is $20.60 per hour for our city. That is an increase of 30 cents over the last year even after affordability measures were dished out by by the federal and provincial governments. Jaci Zalesak, Executive Director of the United Way for Lethbridge and South Western Alberta, says unfortunately some employers in our city are only paying 16 to 17 dollars an hour which makes it tougher for employees to make ends meet. The living wage is defined as an hourly wage a worker needs to earn in order to cover the basics such as rent, utilities and food.

Hal Roberts

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

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