Pemberton’s First Living Wage Employer.
Stay Wild Natural Health is the first health food and organic juice bar in Pemberton, BC to become a certified Living Wage Employer. Stay Wild Natural Health has committed to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage by certifying as Living Wage Employer.
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 $24.08 an hour.
“Our staff is our family, and we understand that living in this area comes with financial costs. We want to do whatever we can to support and show appreciation for the wonderful humans who make Stay Wild possible” Stay Wild Natural Health
Stay Wild has a mission to inspire and empower individual through holistic nourishment and healing practices by facilitating the constant availability of natural, high quality, local and organic foods, herbs, supplements and products for the Pemberton community.
“We’re delighted that Stay Wild Natural Health has become a Living Wage Employer. 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.
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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