Cut City Salaries!

Cut City Salaries!

City salaries are out of control.

City employees earn much more than their private sector counterparts. While thousands of Calgarians have seen their salaries slashed or been laid off, City employees continue to enjoy high wages, premium benefits, platinum pensions, and unparalleled job security.

The cost of employee compensation has gone up by more than 50% since 2010.

More than half of the City of Calgary's budget goes towards paying staff.

With Calgary in economic crisis, we can't afford to maintain these high salaries, and Calgarians can't afford to pay higher taxes.


City Councillors Jeromy Farkas (Ward 11), Sean Chu (Ward 4), and Joe Magliocca (Ward 2) have purposed a 5% salary cut for City employees, including City Councillors.

This would free up money to hold the line on future tax increases and to invest in priority services like fire and police.

It's time for Calgary to live within its means, and for City Hall to share the pain being felt by Calgarians across the city.

We, the undersigned, demand that City Council pass a salary cut of 5% for City of Calgary employees.

Who's signing

Murray Castle
Catherine Desinai
Carrie-ann French
Jill Cruikshank
Paulette Smith
Mark Mccullough
Bruce Kvellestad
Teddy Ogbonna
Esther Davidchuk
rob lagerquist
Arne Hipkin
Lee Serridge
David Hall
Rebecca Flanagan
1,068 signatures

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  • Murray Castle
    signed 2019-11-08 13:36:22 -0700
  • Catherine Desinai
    signed 2019-11-08 13:35:11 -0700
  • Carrie-ann French
    signed 2019-11-08 13:32:06 -0700
  • Jill Cruikshank
    signed 2019-11-08 13:30:49 -0700
  • Paulette Smith
    signed 2019-11-08 13:29:42 -0700
  • Mark Mccullough
    signed 2019-11-08 13:28:59 -0700
  • Bruce Kvellestad
    signed 2019-11-08 13:26:00 -0700
  • Teddy Ogbonna
    signed 2019-11-08 13:25:11 -0700
    Starting from Mayor Nenshi / staff
  • Esther Davidchuk
    signed 2019-11-08 13:23:59 -0700
    Everyone needs to share in the cuts, including City of Calgary Employees, as well as all City Councillors. Government employee pensions are a thing of the past, they need to be lowered, or stopped. Very few private sector companies have them anymore, neither should the government sector.
  • rob lagerquist
    signed 2019-11-08 13:23:34 -0700
    rob lagerquist
  • Arne Hipkin
    signed 2019-11-08 13:23:21 -0700
    I think business has cut more than 5% so the city can at least make a token gesture
  • Lee Serridge
    signed 2019-11-08 13:20:32 -0700
  • David Hall
    signed 2019-11-08 13:19:40 -0700
    David Hall
  • Rebecca Flanagan
    signed 2019-11-08 13:17:08 -0700