Item - 2024.EX14.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 22, 2024 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on May 14, 2024 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on May 22, 2024.
  • See also By-law 498-2024

EX14.11 - Report Back Regarding Item GG8.20 and Revisions to the Fair Wage Policy and Updating the Fair Wage Schedule to Include 2022-2024 Wage Rates

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 22 and 23, 2024, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage, including Schedule A, as set out in Attachments 1 and 3 to the report (April 30, 2024) from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management, effective July 1, 2024 (the “Effective Date”).

 

2. City Council amend Schedule C to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage by replacing the current Schedule C with the Schedules contained in Attachments 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the report (April 30, 2024) from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management, as the new Schedule C to Chapter 67, effective as of the Effective Date in Part 1 above.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 30, 2024) Report from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management Division on Report Back Regarding item GG8.20 and Revisions to the Fair Wage Policy and Updating the Fair Wage Schedule to Include 2022-2024 Wage Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245352.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245359.pdf
Attachment 2 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage - Red Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245360.pdf
Attachment 3 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage, Schedule A Fair Wage Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245362.pdf
Attachment 4 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage, Schedule A Fair Wage Policy - Red Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245363.pdf
Attachment 5 - General Classifications 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245364.pdf
Attachment 6 - Heavy Construction Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245365.pdf
Attachment 7 - Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245366.pdf
Attachment 8 - Road Building Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245367.pdf
Attachment 9 - Sewer and Watermain Construction Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245368.pdf
Attachment 10 - Utility Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245369.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-22-2024 2:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX14.11 - Adopt the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Lily Cheng, Olivia Chow, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Parthi Kandavel, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

EX14.11 - Report Back Regarding Item GG8.20 and Revisions to the Fair Wage Policy and Updating the Fair Wage Schedule to Include 2022-2024 Wage Rates

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 67 - Fair Wage, including Schedule A, as set out in Attachments 1 and 3 to the report (April 30, 2024) from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management, effective July 1, 2024 (the “Effective Date”).

 

2. City Council amend Schedule C to Municipal Code, Chapter 67, by replacing the current Schedule C with the Schedules contained in Attachments 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the report (April 30, 2024) from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management, as the new Schedule C to Chapter 67, effective as of the Effective Date.

Origin

(April 30, 2024) Report from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

This report provides additional information regarding item GG8.20 from the General Government Committee’s meeting on December 6, 2023. Specifically, it provides an updated financial analysis on proposed changes to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage, and how the proposed changes will clarify how the by-law applies to small businesses.

 

This report is being submitted to the Executive Committee following its April 9, 2024 decision to refer all matters related to the City's Fair Wage Policy from the General Government Committee to the Executive Committee, for consideration.

 

At the December 2023 General Government Committee meeting, the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management Division submitted a report on Item GG8.20 dated November 22, 2023 (the “November Report”). The November Report recommended revisions to Chapter 67, Fair Wage (the "By-Law"), and all three of the By-Law's schedules: Schedule A, Fair Wage Policy (the “Policy”); Schedule B, Labour Trades Contractual Obligations in the Construction Industry (the "Labour Trades"); and Schedule C, Fair Wage Schedule, 2016-2019 ("Schedule C"). This report proposes no additional changes.

 

Under the By-Law the Manager, Fair Wage Office is delegated authority to update the wage rates in Schedule C every three years, consistent with prevailing market rates in the construction industry. The proposed updated Schedule C reflects wage increases recognized by the construction labour markets. The November Report recommended that the updated Schedule C wage rates take effect for all new City procurements issued on or after January 1, 2024. The new proposed effective date is July 1, 2024.

 

Proposed changes to the By-Law and Policy include adding definitions and clarifying Policy application provisions regarding "Owner Operators" and grant agreements. The proposed changes regarding the Fair Wage Policy not applying to “Owner Operators” would not change how Chapter 67 currently applies to small businesses. The changes further provide clarity as to how the Fair Wage Policy is interpreted regarding grant agreements.

Background Information

(April 30, 2024) Report from the Manager, Fair Wage Office, Purchasing and Materials Management Division on Report Back Regarding item GG8.20 and Revisions to the Fair Wage Policy and Updating the Fair Wage Schedule to Include 2022-2024 Wage Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245352.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245359.pdf
Attachment 2 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage - Red Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245360.pdf
Attachment 3 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage, Schedule A Fair Wage Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245362.pdf
Attachment 4 - Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 67 - Fair Wage, Schedule A Fair Wage Policy - Red Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245363.pdf
Attachment 5 - General Classifications 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245364.pdf
Attachment 6 - Heavy Construction Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245365.pdf
Attachment 7 - Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245366.pdf
Attachment 8 - Road Building Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245367.pdf
Attachment 9 - Sewer and Watermain Construction Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245368.pdf
Attachment 10 - Utility Work 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-245369.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council