Society benefits when everyone who is gainfully employed, working hard and contributing to society is paid enough to support themselves.
We have worked to increase staff wages since before we did our first living wage market basket calculation in 2007. We believe it is important to value the skills and experience of our employees and, imperative that we do all we can to ensure our employees are not living in poverty.
Paying a living wage is the right thing to do, but also helps us attract and retain great employees.
The discussion at our board of directors meeting was simple: we respect our employees, honour their contributions, want to ensure they have what they need for a decent life for their families, and want them to stay for the long-term. Committing to being a Living Wage Champion is a step in that direction.
MCCO is committed to being a living wage employer. As an organization working to reduce poverty, foster sustainable livelihoods and promote justice we are committed to compensating our staff in a fair and equitable manner.
It is important to us that we honour our team members. We believe that our business is not just for making a living but to bring hope and a future to our clients. If we honour our team members on the basis level of being able to provide well for their families, this will spill over into their dedication and commitment to our business and to the people that we are blessed to interact with on a regular basis. Care for our team members so that caring can pour out to our clients and friends.
We want our employees to feel that working at Brick & Co. Restorations can be considered a career, as opposed to just a job until something better comes along.
We want to provide a high quality of life for our employees and partners. Happy and healthy employees make for a harmonious work environment, which leads to long term employees, joyful days and good business.
Paying a living wage aligns with our values at Kindred Credit Union. We believe our members would expect nothing less of us in caring for our staff members. We are excited to be a leading example in our community through this tangible expression of social justice.
People are not motivated by money. But you have to pay them enough so they are not constantly thinking about it. At House of Friendship we realized that if we really care about the people in our community, we have to treat the people who work for us well. And they can do their jobs well.
The 2018 living wage rate in Waterloo region is $16.15/hr.
Find out more about the 2018 living wage calculation here.
Enroll in our Employer Recognition Program today – Online Living Wage Enrolment Form
It is with sadness that we mark the passing of our friend and colleague Trudy Beaulne who died suddenly on Friday, January 5, 2018. Trudy was the Executive Director of the Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region and was a founding member of Living Wage Waterloo Region. We are grateful for Trudy’s contributions to LWWR and to building a more just and inclusive community in Waterloo Region.