LIVING WAGE EMPLOYERS

NPRN Living Wage Position Statement

A living wage is an important income policy lever to help get Niagara families out of severe financial stress by lifting them out of poverty and providing a modest level of economic security and social inclusion.

 

Living Wage Background

A living wage is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the legal minimum all employers must pay. The living wage sets a higher test – it reflects what earners in a family need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in a specific community. The living wage is calculated as an evidence-based hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs, once government transfers have been added to the family’s income and deductions have been subtracted. Included in this calculation are food, shelter, clothing, transportation, communication, child care, private health insurance for prescription drugs and dental coverage, continuing education for adults to upgrade skills, and items that allow for fuller participation in society, such as birthday gifts, family leisure outings and local recreation.

Niagara Region Living Wage Employers

Niagara Living Wage Employers fall under two categories. Each photo below is labeled one of the following:

 

  • Champion – Pay all full time, part time, and contract staff a living wage

  • Supporter – Pay all full time staff a living wage, committed to implementing a plan to raise                            wages of part time and contract staff to a living wage

 

Below are the Niagara Region employers who have committed to being a living wage employer

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Living Wage News

Niagara's 29th Certified Living Wage Employer

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Niagara's 21st Certified Living Wage Employer

 

ANALYSIS: Is paying a living wage sustainable in Niagara?: Advocates for living wage weight in on the subject - Niagara This Week

Niagara's 20th Certified Living Wage Employer

 

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Niagara Living Wage Pledge - YourTV Niagara

 

Penfinancial Credit Union - Living Wage Employer

 

PenFinancial certified living wage employer

 

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The Niagara Workers’ Activist Group advocates for better working conditions​

 

Equal Pay Laws Finally in Ontario- 610CKTB

 

New Minimum Wage: good or bad for the Falls?

 

The Business Benefit of Paying Higher Wages

 

Wage hike may be behind slashed jobs: chamber

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