Canada's largest concrete and cement making company becomes a certified Living Wage Employer
Lafarge Canada has committed to pay their 1,000 direct staff members and contracted service staff the Living Wage for their community in British Columbia.
"Consistent with our Holcim group approach, Lafarge Canada remains committed to building resilient and sustainable communities. As BC's largest construction materials company with construction operations spanning the Province, providing a certified living wage to all employees is just one way in which we demonstrate our commitment to our employees, their families and the communities in which we operate.” Lincoln Kyne, MBA, MEnvMgt, PMP, Vice President, General Manager, British Columbia and Western Canada Aggregates
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies. There are over 270 Living Wage Employers in BC, with over 30,000 employees who don’t need to worry about how they will afford rent, food, and other essentials for their family because they are guaranteed to earn a Living Wage.
“We’re delighted that Lafarge has committed to paying their staff in British Columbia a Living Wage. It reinforces their commitment to supporting their staff and ending working poverty. Paying a Living Wage is good for the employer, the employee and the local community. We invite other employers to join the Living Wage movement. We invite other employers to join the Living Wage movement” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families Campaign Organizer.
Lafarge is working with other Living Wage campaigns in Canada to ensure that all of their staff across the country are earning the Living Wage for their community.