BC Food and Beverage becomes a Living Wage Employer
The BC Food and Beverage Association has committed to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage
The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. The calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time. The Living Wage for Metro-Vancouver is $19.50 an hour.
“We’re very proud to be providing a living wage to our team at BC Food & Beverage. People are the most important resource we have, and we believe strongly in investing in them” James Donaldson, CEO BC Food and Beverage Association
Many workers in the food and beverage industry are risking their lives to keep us fed during the pandemic. It is vital that in return they earn a living wage in order to be able to pay for essentials for their family. We’re delighted that BC Food and Beverage has committed to paying their staff and contracted workers a Living Wage. We invite others in the food and beverage industry to join the Living Wage movement.
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies.