Community Savings Credit Union

Guest Blog: Why we’re proud to support the Living Wage campaign Ed Sue is Marketing Manager for the Community Savings Credit Union. In this blog he shares why they are a Living Wage Employer.  Imagine having to choose between rent and groceries? Or between childcare support and paying off your utility bills? The choice seems impossible. Yet for working parents on minimum wage salaries in British Columbia, that is the choice they are faced with every day. Continue reading

Paid Sick Leave proposals

Living Wage for Families Response: The BC Government today announced 3 days of paid sick leave for workers ill with COVID-19 and have committed to introducing a long term paid sick leave scheme next year.  Continue reading

Open letter to Premier Horgan

Over 60 employers call on Premier Horgan to bring in paid sick leave Over 60 employers have signed an open letter to Premier Horgan, asking the BC government to take immediate action to ensure every worker in British Columbia has access to paid sick leave — during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Continue reading

Downtown Vancouver BIA

Spotlight:  The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) supports, promotes, and represents the shared interests of 7,000 businesses and property owners in the central 90-block area of Vancouver’s downtown core. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2020. Continue reading

Burnaby Blacktop

Spotlight: Burnaby Blacktop Ltd is one of the Lower Mainland’s largest Asphalt and Concrete Paving Contractors. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2020. Continue reading

Just Mechanical

Spotlight on a Living Wage Employer Just Mechanical Ltd has been in operation since 2007; Servicing, Repairing and Retrofitting HVAC and Plumbing equipment for large and small Commercial businesses throughout the Lower Mainland. Their customers include: Cities and Municipalities, Institutions, Strata Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations, Industrial Sites, and Property Management Firms. They have been a Living Wage Employer since 2019.   Continue reading

GNW Scene Shop

First Living Wage scenery maker in BC GNW Scene Shop is the first organization in British Columbia’s theatre industry to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living Wage Continue reading

Budget 2021

Federal and Provincial Budgets and what they mean for working families in British Columbia This week’s federal and provincial budgets included some positive initiatives to help lower the cost of living for families in BC. However, there were several missed opportunities to better support low wage workers. Continue reading

17 new Living Wage Employers

We have certified another 17 Living Wage Employers across BC!  Over 600 direct employees, and countless contracted workers will now not need to worry about how they will pay rent and food for their families because their employer has guaranteed to pay them a Living Wage. The biggest difference will be for nearly 100 staff, who have received an immediate pay raise to bring them up to their local Living Wage rate.   Continue reading

Jenny

Jenny's Story Jenny lives with her husband and son on Vancouver Island. She previously had to work three jobs to ensure that she had enough money to make ends meet. She would sometimes go from one job to the next on the same day. Working three jobs impacted on her physical and mental health. Continue reading