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Vancouver School District is currently a Certified Living Wage Employer

This means that all employees, vendors, and subcontractors in the school district will pay Metro Vancouver a living wage of at least $ 20.52

Vancouver school district staff receive a Living Wage plaque from First Call B.C. (left to right): Superintendent Helen McGregor, board chair Janet Fraser, First Call B.C. manager Helesia Luke, secretary treasurer David Green and project manager Dal Bhatti.
Vancouver school district staff from FirstCall B.C. I will receive it. (From left to right): Director Helen McGregor, Chairman of the Board Janet Fraser, First Call B.C. Manager Helesia Luke, Secretary Finance Officer David Green, Project Manager Dar Bati. Submitted photo, VSB

The Vancouver Board of Education has become a certified living wage employer. You must pay a base fee of at least $ 20 per hour to your district.

The Board first considered becoming a living wage district in 2015. All direct employees in the district have already received at least the current living wage of $ 20.52, but all vendors are required for that certification to serve the district to match or exceed its wage rate. The person who does. The

accreditation is the largest school district in British Columbia.

"We understand that living in Vancouver can be financially difficult, and we promise to ensure that our staff and contractors earn a living wage," said the director. Chairman Janet Fraser said in a statement. "Compensation staff with at least living wage standards are taking action to help families survive and prosper in Vancouver."

Metro Vancouver's $ 20.52 living wage is 2 Calculated based on a family of two adults with two children, each adult works full time. We consider rent, child care, meals and transportation costs. Overall, the minimum wage is $ 15.65, almost $ 5 below the metro's living wage.

Living wage certification is a non-profit FirstCall B.C.-led awareness and poverty reduction strategy.

"Some children grow up in families where their parents work full-time," said Adrian Montani, executive director of First Call. “Employers who pay more than their living wages help reduce the poverty of their children and their families and support a healthy community. Work should rescue you from poverty and keep you there. Should not be. "

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