Kore Global has become a Certified Living Wage Employer!
They have committed to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. We're so excited to have them join our mission! Find out more about Kore Global here.
Kore Global is a women-led and owned social enterprise dedicated to gender equality and social inclusion. They work in partnership with those who are committed to dismantling systems of oppression and accelerating positive social change. Kore Global envision a just and inclusive world in which all women and girls exercise power and agency and are able to claim their rights free from exclusion and prejudice in order to live fulfilling lives. They tackle complex challenges with their combined expertise with energy and optimism. At the core of everything, they hold three deeply held beliefs:
- Systematically marginalized groups are very powerful agents of change, and we can only see sustainable impact by being in full partnership with them.
- Approaching each and every aspect of work with an intersectional lens is necessary as there are multiple ways in which people experience marginalization, exclusion, and discrimination.
- By working with all kinds of allies, change can occur through transforming the riles of the game that hold inequalities in place.
“We’re delighted that Kore Global has become a Living Wage Employer. Their commitment to accelerating positive social change is core to the success and impact of the living wage campaign. We hope it encourages other employers to join the Living Wage movement. Paying a living wage is good for workers, employers and the local community” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families BC.
By joining the Living Wage for Families BC Campaign, Kore Global has committed to providing their employees, workers, and contractors a living wage of $24.08 in Metro-Vancouver. The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. The calculation is based off of a two-parent household with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time. With that being said, the living wage is not exclusive to a family of four. We recognize the difference in costs that a single parent household, a single individual household, and a part-time worker has. We hope to expand our calculations and research soon to be able to bring forth these factors that comprise the BC population.
"Kore Global is proud to be Certified as a Living Wage Employer for Families in BC. As an intersectional feminist organization, we are delighted to support the Living Wage movement. On average, women and girls in Vancouver have lower incomes, less housing security, more unpaid work and experience greater rates of poverty and gender-based violence than men and boys. We encourage other organizations to become Certified and promote the living wage as thousands of families in BC who are making the minimum wage are still living below the poverty line." - Kore Global
Over the past two years, the number of Living Wage Employers in BC has more than doubled – there are now nearly 400 Living Wage Employers in BC.
Employers have found paying a living wage to be a key tool in their post-Covid economic recovery. 97% of Living Wage Employers in BC have found some benefit to being part of the program.
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies.
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