City of Toronto to raise wages for aquatic staff in response to labor shortage

According to a CBC report, the city of Toronto has decided to increase the salaries of aquatic staff due to the lack of qualified lifeguards citywide

According to a report by Radio CanadaThe City of Toronto has decided to raise salaries for its aquatic staff positions due to the lack of skilled labor in the city-wide swimming industry.

The wage increase followed a request for a review of aquatic staff compensation submitted by Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees earlier in the year.

A city press release communicated how the salary changes will affect current employees numbering 2,000, while new hires in the roles of lifeguard, swim instructor and wading pool attendant will start at a rate of higher pay. Lifeguard and waterfront swim instructor positions will see a 19% increase from $17.80 to $21.19 per hour.

The statement further stated that while the city was facing a revenue shortfall, 90% of summer aquatic staff vacancies had been filled.

The city will maintain weekend and weeklong courses for candidates interested in learning more about aquatic leadership, so that interested candidates can pursue certification.

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