Workers stuck at 70s wage levels, says study

Benefits of economic growth not reflected in paycheques
||Last Updated: 09/27/2007

Despite a prolonged period of economic expansion, income inequality is growing in Canada. That’s according to a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) in Toronto titled Rising Profit Shares, Falling Wage Shares.

The study confirmed the suspicions of many Canadians in stating “the benefits of economic growth have not been widely reflected in Canadians’ paycheques over the course of a generation.”

Average real wages — adjusted for inflation — have not increased in more than 30 years and real wages have decreased for the lowest-paid workers, say co-authors Ellen Russell and Mathieu Dufour.