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.

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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

David Byrne
Lee Serridge
Tom Grzesiak
Emmanuel Malterre
Daryl Turko
Donald Graveline
John Preet
Jack Kilotaitis
Marge Smelski
L.J. Robertson
Brandon Biluk
Sherry McKay
Lucille Giesbrecht
Chad Romanyshyn
Diane Hartland
Debbi Howat
Chester Narum
Gay Doucette
Julie Rainey
Linda Tardi
Ken Hoyt
Lisa Brodylo
Jason Heninger
Chris Desaulniers
R. Weeder
Joanne Yauch
Jay Osguthorpe
Shelley Bradford
1,068 signatures

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  • David Byrne
    signed 2019-11-21 14:10:17 -0700
  • David Byrne
    @Cavalrytrooper1 tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-21 14:09:59 -0700
  • Lee Serridge
    signed 2019-11-21 14:07:39 -0700
  • Tom Grzesiak
    signed 2019-11-21 13:58:06 -0700
  • Emmanuel Malterre
    signed 2019-11-21 13:57:33 -0700
  • Daryl Turko
    signed 2019-11-21 13:56:00 -0700
    Leonie Turko
  • Donald Graveline
    signed 2019-11-21 13:46:19 -0700
    Donald Glen Graveline
  • John Preet
    signed 2019-11-21 13:46:06 -0700
  • Jack Kilotaitis
    signed 2019-11-21 13:45:03 -0700
  • Marge Smelski
    signed 2019-11-21 13:39:28 -0700
  • L.J. Robertson
    signed 2019-11-20 14:02:36 -0700
    City Council and Administration have been spending irresponsibly for years on the backs of BOTH residents and businesses. Their allegation that Calgary’s property taxes are the lowest in Canada is not fact-based. Council has a Cadillac pension plan that must be cut to what one councillor would get in other cities – not three. Civil servant wages should never exceed those in the private sector. Smarten up, or lose your jobs in 2021.
  • Brandon Biluk
    signed 2019-11-19 15:45:46 -0700
  • Sherry McKay
    signed 2019-11-18 10:07:39 -0700
    Naheed Nenshi must do the right thing and resign . He’s in with the Rockefelker Foundation . Who have helped to destroy our oil and gas industries . And take the double pension away the mayor receives !
  • Lucille Giesbrecht
    signed 2019-11-16 17:18:53 -0700
    Lucille Giesbrecht
  • Chad Romanyshyn
    signed 2019-11-16 16:32:48 -0700
    10% reduction at least, along with eliminating defined benefit pensions switching to defined contribution plans benchmarked by job class to private sector similar positions (excluding first responders).
  • Diane Hartland
    signed 2019-11-15 20:24:26 -0700
  • Debbi Howat
    signed 2019-11-15 20:02:52 -0700
  • Chester Narum
    signed 2019-11-15 14:40:55 -0700
  • Gay Doucette
    signed 2019-11-15 08:49:37 -0700
  • Julie Rainey
    signed 2019-11-15 08:44:55 -0700
  • Linda Tardi
    signed 2019-11-15 07:35:01 -0700
  • Ken Hoyt
    @KAEHdog tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-15 07:24:04 -0700
  • Ken Hoyt
    signed 2019-11-15 07:23:44 -0700
  • Lisa Brodylo
    signed 2019-11-15 06:51:05 -0700
  • Jason Heninger
    signed 2019-11-14 16:11:27 -0700
  • Chris Desaulniers
    signed 2019-11-14 11:47:49 -0700
  • R. Weeder
    signed 2019-11-14 10:12:11 -0700
  • Joanne Yauch
    signed 2019-11-13 20:38:41 -0700
  • Jay Osguthorpe
    signed 2019-11-13 17:22:41 -0700
  • Shelley Bradford
    signed 2019-11-13 13:34:29 -0700