We support the demands of Best Service Pros contract cleaners at Capilano University for Living Wage and Health Benefits. Capilano University has a responsibility to ensure that the workers who keep the campus clean, so students can learn, are not making poverty wages.
Poverty is a serious issues affecting families in the Metro Vancouver area and beyond. According to a recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, British Columbia has the highest rate of working poor in the country (defined as those who have a median income of just $15,000). Vancouver alone is home to 100,000 low-wage earners struggling to make ends meet. This can't continue.
We call upon all stakeholders at Capilano University to adopt a Living Wage & Benefits Policy for all direct and contracted workers on campus.