The living wage is crucial for local governments. Tens of thousands of working families live in poverty in BC, and we all suffer when our neighbours can't make ends meet. As significant employers in their communities, local governments can make a difference by paying their staff and contractors a living wage and becoming local champions for fair wages.
This new resource provides key information relevant for local governments considering becoming Living Wage Employers. It explains what the living wage is and why it's important, it outlines the criteria for local governments to certify with our Campaign, and it notes how the certification process works for local governments.
This is the first in a series of new fact sheets for employers. These concise, one-page "cheat sheets" note key information relevant for employers of diverse sectors, industries, and sizes. Watch for the rest of the series coming soon!
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