Over 50 employers call on Premier Horgan to bring in paid sick leave
Over 50 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.Read more
First Living Wage sign maker in BC.
Imperial Sign Corporation, based in Port Coquitlam, is the first sign maker in British Columbia to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living WageRead more
Spinnakers becomes the first Living Wage brewery and liquor store in BC
Spinnakers Brewpub & GuestHouses and Spinnakers Spirit Merchants is the first employer in the brewery industry to commit to ending working poverty, by paying all its staff and contracted workers a Living WageRead more